Tyler Adams voted US Soccer Male Player of the Year

Tyler Adams has been voted the 2022 US Soccer Male Player of the Year following his role captaining the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 23-year-old played every single minute as the Stars and Stripes went unbeaten in Group B against England, Wales, and Iran before exiting with a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the round-of-16.

At club level, Adams – a product of the New York Red Bulls – enjoyed a stellar year, emerging as one of Leeds United’s most important players following his move from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

Named among five finalists, Adams received a massive 71.6% share of the vote for the award, some way clear of Christian Pulisic (14.7%) and Matt Turner (8.2%) in second and third, respectively.

“Receiving this type of recognition is certainly special, but for me, the team’s success is the most important thing,” Adams said in a statement. “Having the experience of going to the World Cup, performing well as a group and moving the sport forward in the United States was super important to me this year, and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.”

First award in 1984, Adams is the 26th player to be named US Soccer Male Player of the Year.