One of the brightest rising members of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Adams is an industrious player, capable of playing in central midfield as well as on the right side as a winger or in defense. Playing up an age group, Adams was a mainstay for the U.S. side that won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and ran to the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. That combined with a fantastic first full season with the New York Red Bulls first team saw Adams earn his first MNT call-up where he went 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with defending European champions Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017.
- Became the first player born in 1999 to earn a cap for the MNT, going the full 90 minutes in the USA’s 1-1 friendly draw with Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017
- Played in all five matches for Tab Ramos’ side as the USA advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
- Appeared in four of six matches at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship as the USA clinched its first confederation title at that age level.
- Playing mostly as a right back, was influential for the New York Red Bulls in 2017, tallying two goals and four assists while helping the club to a postseason berth and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final
Personal: From a young age, begged his mother Melissa to take him to New York Red Bulls’ matches … Looked up to former Red Bulls Homegrown and current U.S. teammate Juan Agudelo and counts former Red Bulls teammates Dax McCarty and Sacha Kljestan as mentors
U.S. National Team: 2018: Started and gone the full 90 minutes in both matches during 2018 ... Earned a first-half penalty kick that Bobby Wood finished to setup the USA's 1-0 friendly win vs. Paraguay on March 27 in Cary ... 2017: Became the first player born in 1999 to appear for the MNT, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with European champions Portugal on Nov. 14 in Leiria … First Appearance: Nov. 14, 2017 vs. Portugal … First Goal: none … First World Cup Appearance: none … First World Cup Goal: none … First WCQ Appearance: none… First WCQ Goal: none … First WCQ Assist: none
Under-20s: Started 11 of 12 appearances for the U.S. during the 2017 U-20 World Cup cycle …Was the third youngest player on the U.S. squad at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he appeared in all five matches as the team drove to the tournament quarterfinal … Played in four of six matches as part of the first U.S. squad to win a confederation title when it lifted the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Under-17s: Appeared in 23 matches during the 2015 U-17 World Cup cycle … Played in all three games for the USA at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile … Appeared in all six matches at the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Honduras … Was one of the youngest members in the U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton during the 2015 World Cup Cycle … Under-14s and U-15s: Adams represented both the U-14 and U-15 Boys’ National Teams in 2013 …
2017: Made MLS season debut as a starter in the midfield against Real Salt Lake on March 25 ... tallied eight points on two goals and four assists ... appeared in 24 matches and started in 22 ... was called up to the U.S. U-20’s for the World Cup on May 7... tallied his first career MLS assist and point against NYC on Aug. 6 ... recorded his first MLS goal and brace against D.C. on Sept. 27 ... tallied two assists versus Vancouver on Oct. 7. Open Cup: Appeared and started all five matches ... logged all 480 minutes of the competition ... played 90 minutes in his first career Open Cup match vs. NYCFC on June 14 ... recorded his first career Open Cup assist against FC Cincinnati on Aug. 15. Playoffs: Started all three matches ... recorded his first career MLS playoff assist against Chicago in the Knockout Round (10/25) … 2016: Made on MLS appearance in his rookie season, starting on April 13 in San Jose... Named to MLS Chiptole Homegrown roster for game vs Mexico U-20s. Champions League: Started three CCL games … 2015: Played 11 games, making nine starts, as a midfielder for New York Red Bulls II … First signing in Red Bulls II history at age 16 … Scored first professional goal in his First Team debut as a starter for New York Red Bulls in International Champions Cup against Chelsea FC on July 22 … Started second First Team match in International Champions Cup against S.L. Benfica on July 26 … Made professional debut with Red Bulls II as a substitute vs. Toronto FC II on April 4 … Played 808 total minutes in 2015 USL season.
Youth: 2015: First player to graduate the Red Bulls Regional Development School (RDS) program and progress all the way through the academy system to a professional contract … Introduced to the organization through the Red Bulls RDS program at the age of 10 … Two years later, Adams joined the Red Bulls academy U-13 team … Quickly progressed through the Red Bulls U-14 and U-16 sides … The defender had a five-star rating from Top Drawer Soccer … Was ranked third overall, and second by position, in the IMG Academy Top 150 for his age group.