Red Bull Tyler Adams Selected To U.S. MNT Training Camp
New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams has been invited to the United States Men's National Team training camp in January, which announced by the organization today. Adams and the rest of the USMNT players will arrive in Los Angeles, California on January 10.
"For me, any chance I get to represent my country is a huge one," said Adams. "I think this January camp will be a unique opportunity to integrate some different faces into the national team. That being said, I want to use this opportunity to establish myself day by day and become a regular in the national team, in the present and the future."
The senior U.S. men's national team will train at the StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy, from January 11 through January 27. Following training, USMNT will face Bosnia at the StubHub Center on January 28. January camp wraps up on January 29 with all players returning home and Adams will join up with the rest of the New York Red Bulls squad in Tampa, Florida.
Adams, 18, received his first call-up to the senior USMNT squad on November 7 and then made his first career appearance one week later on November 14 against Portugal. In his first debut, the Red Bulls midfielder started and played the full 90 in the U.S. midfield. Adams played high up the field and was involved in several scoring chances, including an on-target header that forced Portugal goalkeeper Beto into a save.
Per U.S. Soccer, Adams (18 years, 273 days) is the first player born in 1999 to appear for the MNT and is the second youngest to earn a cap in 2017 after Christian Pulisic (18 years, 187 days on March 24, 2017 vs. Honduras).
The Wappingers Falls, New York native previously helped the United States U-20 Men's National Team qualify for the U-20 FIFA World Cup with a CONCACAF U-20 Championship title. He started all five World Cup matches to move forward in the group stages and captured a win over New Zealand in the Round of 16.
Before being called up to the U-20 squad, Adams played in every match of the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championships in Honduras and helped secure a spot in the U-17 World Cup.