Tyler Adams voted US Player of 2022
The Leeds United star has been voted Male Player of the Year after captaining the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Leeds United player Tyler Adams has been voted USA Male Player of the Year after captaining the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup to close off an excellent year for club and country. Nominated by his US national team peers to wear the armband in Qatar, the midfielder led the USMNT to the Round of 16 where they fell short against the Netherlands. Before securing the move to the Premier League club, Adams won the German Cup with former side RB Leipzig and has impressed with Leeds since making the move to the Yorkshire club last summer on a five-year deal.
“Receiving this type of recognition is certainly special, but for me the team’s success is the most important thing,” Adams said. “Having the experience of going to the World Cup, performing well as a group and moving the sport forward in the United States was super important to me this year, and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.”
Adams clear winner
For the second time, fans were able to vote for the U.S. Player of the Year Awards with those votes carrying 15% of the overall total with the remainder of the votes coming from USMNT players who have earned a cap in 2022, members of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors, U.S. Soccer Athletes’ Council, professional league (MLS and USL) head coaches, select media members and former players and administrators.
Of the five finalists for the Male Player of the Year Award, Adams earned 71.6 percent of the overall votes followed by Christian Pulisic (14.7%) and Matt Turner (8.2%).