Tyler Adams has made a quick study of the German Bundesliga since his winter arrival from the New York Red Bulls.
The rising US national team star led RB Leipzig to a 3-1 win over Stuttgart in his fourth league start, taking up his usual defensive midfield role at the heart of Die Roten Bullen's 4-2-2-2 shape.
Tyler Adams (20) vs. VfB Stuttgart:— Future USMNT (@FutureUsmnt) February 16, 2019
90 Minutes Played
71% Passing Accuracy
9 Duels Won
8 Ball Recoveries
4 Dribbles Completed
2 Tackles Won
2 Long Balls Completed
2 Chances Created
Another complete performance by the American 💪 pic.twitter.com/BZGHZGgTqL
Adams capped a strong overall performance with an assist, his first in Germany, on the game-icing third goal.
Surging into Stuttgart's half with the ball at his feet, the New York native pulled a retreating defense out of shape before slotting a savvy pass for Yussuf Poulsen to dispatch for his second strike of the day:
That pass from Tyler Adams 👌🔥— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 16, 2019
The 20-year-old USMNT midfielder picked up his first Bundesliga assist today for RB Leipzig 👏 pic.twitter.com/uKLUKcMmSm
Here's a couple of revealing snapshots that underline Adams' good work thus far:
This was Tyler Adams’ assist today. RB Leipzig: 4 wins in 4 Bundesliga games with Adams in starting XI. https://t.co/lohoswFEu1— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) February 16, 2019
The finished product of Tyler Adams is going to be very valuable. He’s been such a big addition to Leipzig. 11 goals scored, 1 conceded with him on the field. Amazing assist today & he’ll be playing in the Champions League next year. Credit to #RBNY for his development— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) February 16, 2019