sport news BRAD FRIEDEL: I love that Tyler Adams was voted USA captain at the World Cup, ... trends now

sport news BRAD FRIEDEL: I love that Tyler Adams was voted USA captain at the World Cup, ... trends now
sport news BRAD FRIEDEL: I love that Tyler Adams was voted USA captain at the World Cup, ... trends now

sport news BRAD FRIEDEL: I love that Tyler Adams was voted USA captain at the World Cup, ... trends now

Tyler Adams as USA captain? I love this. I love the kid. I really couldn't speak more highly of an individual that I coached than Tyler.

I heard how the USA boss, Gregg Berhalter, held a player vote to choose his captain for the World Cup, shortly before the Wales game. And it is not a surprise to me in any way, not one ounce, that Tyler came out on top.

He's one of the favorites that I ever coached. He's a real warrior type, firm in the tackle but what I like most about Tyler is how he handles himself.

Brad Friedel has offered big praise of Tyler Adams, the USA's captain at the World Cup

Brad Friedel has offered big praise of Tyler Adams, the USA's captain at the World Cup

The 23-year-old Adams was voted as captain by his USA team before the first game with Wales

The 23-year-old Adams was voted as captain by his USA team before the first game with Wales

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter held the vote and it was midfielder Adams who was first

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter held the vote and it was midfielder Adams who was first

He was with the USA Under 18s when I was the U19 coach. When really good U18 players were ready to make the step up, they'd come into my camps and Tyler was one of those players. 

But he was so good he was only with my group a short while! I kept working with him though as I was also an assistant at the U20s. Even then, he was 99.9 per cent of the time doing all the right things.

The occasional times he wasn't? Well, that's where Tyler stood out too, in how he responded.   

Football is an emotional game, training and matches are competitive, there are  players wanting contracts, players getting released, there is stuff all over the place.

But with Tyler, you can have a disagreement or even an argument, you can tell him this,

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