Tyler Adams officially on Red Bulls’ senior roster

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

HANOVER, N.J. – While the New York Red Bulls are focused on the second leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal, they are also keeping an eye on 2016.

Case in point: Tyler Adams.

The 16-year-old New York Red Bulls academy player and USL standout has signed a senior team contract, making him an official part of the Red Bull first team.

“It’s good to have Tyler with us full time,”¬†head coach Jesse Marsch said after practice on Tuesday afternoon. “I congratulated him this morning. He is a full time Red Bull player on November 1st. It’s good to have him with us now permanently.”

Adams played 808 minutes over 11 matches for New York Red Bulls II of the USL this season. He will be training with the club through November, but will not be eligible for selection this postseason.

He turns 17 this February.

As Marsch notes, New York continues to look towards their youth ranks to build the senior side. Stefano Bonomo and Devon Williams are also being given a deeper look by the club for a potential first team spot.

“Even though it’s obviously an important time of the year and we are chasing big dreams, the whole thing is about everyday moving this thing forward,” Marsch said. “Everybody growing and getting better.”

 

 

  • slowleftarm

    This is great news. Miazga has been a key contributor this season and hopefully Adams can do similar things in the coming years. Looks like the academy is starting to bear some fruit.

  • Andrew Bissonette

    Fantastic!! I think this will be huge for his career that he is with the senior team for the playoff stretch right now. He’s going to be well-prepared for what is to come next season.

  • Alphonse Diablo

    Gotta love the commitment to youth in the organization! Kudos NYRB and Bob Montgomery for staying the course all these years.

  • Arsenal 10023

    US Soccer should mandate that every MLS, NASL and independent USL team maintain an academy…..this is the future.

    • Andrew Bissonette

      NASL and USL sides do not have enough money to be doing this.

      • Arsenal 10023

        We currently have over 60 US Soccer Development Academy teams in existence, the majority of which are not affiliated or financed by a MLS team. It can be done!

        • William

          The NY Cosmos are doing it.

  • Cheers. Well done, Tyler.

  • William

    great but if they don’t win it this year where does this team go from here ?

    • slowleftarm

      Well, considering this was the best team in MLS this season, probably just look to strengthen the defense, maybe replace Zubar, add some depth and continue to bring in new players from the academy. They aren’t especially old so I don’t think we’ll see a ton of players leave.

      • William

        Do ya think he will finally be the missing piece for the Metrostars to finally win it ?

        • slowleftarm

          Who knows? Probably not next year since he’ll only be 17. That’s assuming they don’t win MLS Cup this year of course.

          • William

            assuming hahahaahah my friend u assumed right.

            • slowleftarm

              You keep saying but you are sure going to look like a clown if they’re lifting MLS Cup next month.

              • William

                they wont I am not worried peewee

                • slowleftarm

                  See earlier you said I weighed 280 lbs now you are calling me peewee. Weird.

                  • William

                    ehhhhhhh ? pea brain.