Tyler Adams has set a high bar with his play throughout the FIFA World Cup and he maintained that impressive level once again when the U.S. men’s national team needed him the most.
The Leeds United midfielder turned in another dominant showing in the heart of the USMNT midfield, helping the Americans secure their place in the Round of 16 with a performance that earned him SBI Man of the Match honors.
Adams registered a game-high 12 recoveries and completed game-highs in touches (81), completed passes (63) and distance covered with his passes. Not only did he deliver his usual high-level of defensive productivity, Adams was also an attacking threat with his passing, converting nine of 10 long-range passes.
It was a performance that maintained Adams dominant level during the World Cup, and perhaps his most well-rounded showing of the tournament.
Adams wasn’t the only American to shine on Tuesday. He edged out Sergiño Dest, Christian Pulisic, Yunus Musah and Cameron Carter-Vickers for Man of the Match honors.
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