Tyler Adams was voted the US Soccer Federation Men’s Player of the Year for the first time on Friday after becoming the youngest captain at last year’s World Cup.
Adams received 71.6% of the vote, followed by three-time winner Christian Pulisic (14.7%), Matt Turner (8.2%), Antonee Robinson and Tim Ream.
A 23-year-old midfielder from Wappinger, New York, Adams tied for the U.S. lead with 14 starts in 2022 and led the way with 1,131 minutes.
Adams, who moved to Leeds from Leipzig last summer, was chosen as the US captain in a vote of around 35 players held in September. He was the youngest American captain at a World Cup since Walter Bahr in 1950 and one of only two captains under 30 on World Cup teams, joining England’s Harry Kane.
Back at the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 tournament, the USA advanced to the Round of 16 before losing 3-1 to the Netherlands.
Player of the Year voting was conducted among the USSF board of directors and the athlete council, Major League Soccer and United Soccer Leagues head coaches, media, former players, administrators and fans , whose votes were weighted at 15%.
Landon Donovan won the award four times, followed by Clint Dempsey, Kasey Keller and Pulisic with three each.
Tyler Adams is grateful for the sacrifices that led him to the 2022 FIFA World Cup
In this edition of “My Journey,” Adams joins his mother and father.
Report from The Associated Press.
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