Tyler Adams Named United States World Cup Captain

Tyler Adams with Leipzig in 2020
Tyler Adams with Leipzig in 2020. Photo by Pixathlon/Shutterstock (10529764r)

Tyler Adams has been named the United States Men’s National Team’s captain for the upcoming World Cup. Adams has captained the United States nine times during his 32 appearances for the team, including on seven occasions during the team’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

“It’s a huge honor for me, obviously, to be named captain of this team,” Adams stated. “A very young team, but a lot of credit to my teammates because anyone throughout our leadership council can wear that armband and represent us with pride and represent us in the right way.”

At 23 years of age, Adams will become Team USA’s youngest captain at a World Cup since Harry Keough wore the captain’s armband in 1950, aged 22 years, seven months, and 17 days.

Since Gregg Berhalter’s appointment as the coach of the United States national team, captain duties have been split between Adams and his teammates Christian Pulisic, Walker Zimmerman, and Weston McKennie.

While the team has worked under what they call a “leadership council” as of late, Berhalter revealed that they decided that it would provide more direction if a captain was elected before the World Cup got underway.

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