Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is expected to be confirmed as the captain of the USMNT for the World Cup, with Fox Sports reporting that every member of the squad got to vote on who received the armband.
Adams is one of three players within Jesse Marsch’s current squad at the World Cup. Of course, he is part of the US squad looking to emerge out of the group which also includes England, Wales and Iran.
The 23-year-old has made an outstanding start to life at Elland Road. And if you look on social media, you will see plenty of Leeds fans are tipping the American to be a future captain.
Tyler Adams set to be named as USMNT captain
It seems that he is going to get a fantastic chance to lead a team over the coming weeks.
The US are yet to announce their skipper for the tournament. But it would appear that Adams is set to take the armband.
Fox Sports reports that Gregg Berhalter is expected to announce Adams as the captain on Sunday.
Interestingly, the report adds that every player had a vote on the skipper. And with that, Adams has got the nod ahead of the likes of Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.
Leeds fans may feel that the US’s strategy of picking a captain seems familiar.
When Marcelo Bielsa was appointed, he confirmed that he never picks the captain. Instead, he lets the dressing room decide. And with that, Liam Cooper kept the armband.
Adams reportedly getting the role in similar circumstances is interesting.
Should Marsch – or whoever is in charge – uses a similar strategy when Cooper steps aside, Adams will surely be a leading contender.
He is crucial to the Leeds side already. And clearly, he is viewed as a real leader by his peers.