HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Chicago on July 17, 2019.
An agile and athletic ball-winning defensive midfielder, Adams impressed in his rookie season, earning 10 starts in 15 appearances. After a solid start to his sophomore season, he joined Atlanta last July. Although primarily a No. 6, Adams has the versatility to play multiple positions for the Five Stripes, including fullback, according to head coach Frank de Boer.
OUTSIDE MLS: Adams came up through the youth ranks at Nottingham Forest before moving to Derby County, where he made 15 appearances for the U-18s. He made one appearance for Boston United in National League North. Adams also played twice for the club's U-21 side. At Syracuse University, Adams earned All-ACC Second Team honors in his freshman year and he was named team captain in 2017.
NOTES: Adams signed a Generation adidas contract on Jan. 5, 2018...Selected No. 10 overall in 2018 SuperDraft.