Tyler Adams, 19, becomes youngest American to score in Champions League

I wonder if American Twitter is enjoying that young, athletic rookie Ben Leipzig’s teenager protégé has put a giant leap into Champions League history by scoring, and deservedly so, a goal that allowed his…

Tyler Adams, 19, becomes youngest American to score in Champions League

I wonder if American Twitter is enjoying that young, athletic rookie Ben Leipzig’s teenager protégé has put a giant leap into Champions League history by scoring, and deservedly so, a goal that allowed his team to dispatch Chelsea in a playoff on Wednesday.

20-year-old Tyler Adams, the American defender for the mid-table Bundesliga club who has gained a cult following in Germany on social media, scored and played a key role in the first leg. Adams became the youngest American to score in the Champions League and will play a key role in the return match in England with Leicester City. And he’s been an American of note before.

As a teenager, Adams made his senior World Cup debut for the United States against Italy in a World Cup qualifier in January 2017. He has a long way to go in the professional game, however, and could just be starting to catch on as a pro.

Adams, 19, is only five years younger than Ze Roberto, who achieved the same feat for Brazil in 1995, as well as Amauri, who scored for Italy and played one Euro 2020 qualifying game in 1996 at age 19.

[The Daily Beast UK]

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[VCG, Daily Mail]

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