Who are Tyler Adams’ parents, how old is he, and what team does he play for?

Who are Tyler Adams’ parents, how old is he, and what team does he play for?

Steve Njuguna
updated at January 21, 2024 at 3:35 PM
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Tyler Adams is an American professional footballer and the captain of the US men's national team. Having started in Major League Soccer, Adams has developed into an elite midfielder, playing for some of Europe's biggest clubs. This article goes into Tyler Adams's biography, his parents, and his professional career so far.

Tyler Adams biography
Tyler Adams playing for the USMNT against Iran during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Dan Mullan
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Adams started playing football in his hometown of New York with the New York Red Bulls reserve team. His quick improvement accelerated his progression to senior football as he debuted for the first team at the age of 17. A year later, he also debuted for the senior men's United States national team.

Tyler Adams' profile summary


Tyler Shaan Adams

Date of birth

February 14, 1999

Place of birth

Wappinger, New York, United States

Height in feet

5 ft 9 in

Height in cm

175 cm



Weight in kilograms

72 kgs

Weight in pounds

159 pounds

Skin colour


Hair colour



Professional footballer

Playing position


Career period

2015- ongoing

Clubs played for

New York Red Bull II

New York Red Bulls

RB Leipzig

AFC Bournemouth

Leeds United

National team caps

36 (as of January 2024)

National team goals

1 (as of January 2024.


MLS Supporters Shield (2016)

U.S Soccer Player of the Year (2022)

CONCACAF Nations League (2019-2020)

DFB Pokal (2021-2022)



Social media

Instagram, Twitter

Net Worth

$4 million

How old is Tyler Adams?

Tyler Adams (aged 24 as of January 2024) was born on February 14th, 1999. He was born in Wappinger, New York, United States

Who are Tyler Adams's parents?

Tyler was raised by his mother, Melissa Russo, and his stepfather, Daryl Sullivan. The identity of his biological father has yet to be released to the public. Daryl was a key part of Adams' rise in football and coached him at both high school and college levels. Tyler has three stepbrothers, namely Daryl Junior, Dylan, and Donovan.

What are Tyler Adams's career stats?

As of January 2024, Adams has played competitive football for nine years. Here are some of the stats attributed to him as of January 2024, based on the several teams he played for:




New York Red Bulls II



New York Red Bulls



RB Leipzig



Leeds United



AFC Bournemouth



United States men's national team



Frequently asked questions about Tyler Adams

Adams occupies a prominent place in the American soccer hierarchy as captain of the men's national team. Many fans naturally want to know more information about him. Here are some frequently asked questions about Tyler Adams.

What is Tyler Adams's current team?

Tyler Adams signed for English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth at the beginning of the 2023/24 season from freshly relegated Leeds United for a transfer fee of $20 million.

Tyler Adams debut
Tyler Adams warms up before his Bournemouth debut on September 27, 2023. Photo by AFC Bournemouth
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How many tackles does Tyler Adams make in a game?

Tyler Adams was one of the English Premier League's most efficient tacklers during the 2022-2023 season. Adams was the third most efficient tackler in the league, with 3.7 tackles a game.

What is Tyler Adams's net worth?

Tyler has an estimated net worth of $4 million. This comes from his earnings as a professional footballer, both for his club sides and for the national team.

Tyler Adams' international career
Tyler Adams reacts dejectedly after the USA were knocked out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by The Netherlands. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer/GES Sportfoto
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Is Tyler Adams on Instagram?

Tyler Adams posts his photos on his Instagram account @Tyler.adams, where he has 319,000 followers as of January 2024. He also has an X account, @TylerAdams with 101,700 followers as of January 2024.

What is Tyler Adams's FIFA ranking?

On the FIFA 23 game, Tyler has a ranking of 78. On the newer version of the game, EAFC 24, Tyler has a rating of 77.

Final Words

Despite being a relatively young player, Tyler Adams has made his parents, friends, and fans proud with his performances at club and international levels. He leads an exciting crop of young US national team players alongside the likes of Christian Pulisic, Timothy Weah, and Yunus Musah.

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Steve Njuguna is a media professional with close to a decade of experience in the sports media industry. He has previously worked as a sports journalist with Bamba Sports TV, Vybez Radio and The Nairobian newspaper.