HARRISON, N.J. (December 5, 2017) – New York Red Bulls Homegrown midfielder Tyler Adams has been named a finalist for U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year Award, as announced today by U.S. Soccer.
Voting for the candidates closes on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced throughout the month of December. Votes are collected from respective National Team coaches, National Team players who have earned a cap in 2017, American soccer league (MLS, USL, NASL and NWSL) head coaches, select media members, former players and administrators.
U.S. Soccer also announced the finalists for Young Female and Disabled Player of the Year awards on Tuesday afternoon. Alongside Adams, the candidates for Young Male Player of the Year are Josh Sargeant, Timothy Weah, Luca de la Torre, Jonathan Gonzalez and Erik Palmer-Brown.
The strong group of candidates comes on the heels of impressive showings at both the U-20 and U-17 FIFA World Cups. Adams helped the U-20s qualify for the World Cup by winning the CONCACAF Championship back in March, and played an integral role for the side as they reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup in June.
For club Adams had a breakout season, playing 24 games around international duty, with 22 starts. He recorded his first two MLS goals and added four assists in the regular season, and logged every playoff minute and added an assist in the 4-0 win over Chicago Fire in the knockout round.
Adams made his debut for the senior national team on November 14, playing a full 90 minutes against Portugal in a friendly.