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Leeds: Tyler Adams ran the show vs Wales

Leeds United saw two of their first-team stars take to the field in the Qatar World Cup on Monday evening, with both Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson featuring for the USA in a 1-1 draw with Wales at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

And, while the latter struggled to make much of an impact on the game after being brought on as a second-half substitute, the former turned in an incredibly impressive display in the middle of the park.

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Indeed, over the course of his 90 minutes on the pitch, the USA captain was extremely solid in a defensive capacity, making six tackles, two interceptions and one clearance, as well as winning six of his nine ground deals and two of his three aerial duels – at a success rate of 67%.

The £33.5m-rated talent also caught the eye going forwards, enjoying 86 touches of the ball – the second-most of any player to feature in the fixture – completing 62 of his 69 attempted passes – a success rate of 90% – finding his man with four of his five attempted long balls and taking one shot at the Wales goal.

These returns saw the 23-year-old earn an extremely impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.4, ranking him as the USA’s best performer on the day, while the Leeds midfielder also earned a great deal of praise for his display on social media.

Indeed, Sporting Life journalist Tom Carnduff appeared to be extremely impressed with Adams, stating in a post on Twitter: “Tyler Adams by far the best player on the pitch there. Seemed to be absolutely everywhere, doing absolutely everything.”

Meanwhile, freelance journalist Jacob Schneider also heaped praise on the American captain in his own tweet, stating: “Immense performance in the midfield from captain Tyler Adams today.”

As such, considering just how impressive Adams has been for Leeds since his £20m move from RB Leipzig this summer – with his average SofaScore match rating of 6.92 ranking him as Jesse Marsch’s fifth-best performer in the league – the midfielder’s dominating performance against Wales is further evidence that Victor Orta sealed a masterclass when landing the 33-cap star.

Article title: Leeds: Tyler Adams ran the show vs Wales

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