Red Bulls Adams Heading To Bundesliga’s RB Leipzig

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New York Red Bulls Tyler Adams. Photo: Vincent Carchietta, USA Today Sports

In a move that was expected, the New York Red Bulls have transferred Tyler Adams to RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga.

The Homegrown player and United States International will officially join Leipzig at the opening of the January transfer window. He will reconnect with former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch. In July, Marsch left New York to join RB Leipzig as an assistant coach.

The Major League Soccer season for Adams and New York ended on November 29 as Atlanta United defeated Red Bulls 3-1 on aggregate in the Eastern Conference finals.

A native of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., Adams was identified by Red Bulls youth coaches at a summer camp near his hometown. He signed his first professional contract with New York Red Bulls II at the age of 16 after spending time with the U.S. Soccer Residency Program.
Adams is the first player to complete every level of the New York Red Bulls Player Development pyramid, from the RDS Program, through the academy system, USL and into the First Team.

AdamsIn July 2015, he made his First Team debut when the Red Bulls played Premier League side Chelsea in International Champions Cup. The then-16-year-old scored the second goal in a 4-2 Red Bulls victory. His MLS debut came on April 13, 2016, at San Jose.

“This move is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice from Tyler and his parents,” said Denis Hamlett, sporting direction with the New York Red Bulls.

Since joining the senior squad, Adams had been a fixture in the Red Bulls lineup. He made 74 appearances for New York across all competitions. In 2018, he was a key figure in the team winning the Supporters’ Shield while also setting records for wins (22) and points (71).

The 19-year old has also become a regular with the U.S. Men’s National Team. In 2018 he was called into every camp and has played against top international teams including France, England and Brazil. He scored his first international goal in a 1-0 win over Mexico on September 11.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the organization, coaches, staff, my teammates and the Supporters,” said Adams. “I’ve worn a New York Red Bulls shirt for eight years, and this club has become a second family to me. I will always be grateful to the many people who believed in me, mentored me, and helped me get to this point.”