Playing With USMNT World Cup Captain Tyler Adams: “He’s A Natural Leader”

First scouting report on Tyler Adams in the Leeds United system starting from January 2020. Adams has been with Germany’s RB Leipzig for a year and Leeds sent Gaby Ruiz, their European head of recruiting, to watch him in the flesh. Leeds were in no position to sign him as they were only a second-tier club at the time, Leipzig were investing heavily in Adams but more often than not in football, that first look at a player sows a seed. Interesting, Adams was a player of technical promise and…

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USMNT name Tyler Adams as World Cup captain

Tyler Adams has been named USMNT captain for the World Cup. The 23-year-old made his debut for the United States Men’s National Team in 2017 and has been capped 32 times since his debut. He has also played at a high level for clubs, winning the MLS Supporters Shield in 2018 with the New York Red Bulls, the German Cup with RB Leipzig and competing in the UEFA Champions League with the latter team. Adams has also impressed since his move to Leeds United in the summer, joining fellow American…

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Watching Jesse Marsh on the touchline in Leeds pack the season’s action into 90 minutes

On the other side of Tottenham Hotspur away, Jesse Marsh will be giving himself a short break on the other side of the world. He and his family head to Peru, to the heights of Machu Picchu, for a wedding where the duties of best man fall upon him. his speech? “I will start working on that, perhaps, the day after the final whistle at Tottenham,” said Marsh. There is absolutely no time to think about it yet. The destination is one of beauty, at a mile above sea level,…

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Jesse Marsh is optimistic about Leeds’ level despite not winning five games

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsh has remained optimistic about the level of Leeds United despite the team having collected just two points from their last five games. Leeds appeared on Sunday afternoon en route to an important victory over Crystal Palace, taking the lead through Pascal Struyck. However, despite dominating for long stretches of the game, March’s team lost 2-1, and was completed by the late winner of Ibri Izzi. Speaking after the match, Marsh lamented that Leeds’ impressive 3-0 win over Chelsea in August had put “both teams on…

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‘I’ve seen a team fight like lions’ – Jesse Marsh admired Leeds’ personality in draw with Aston Villa

Jesse Marsh said he saw Leeds United “fight like lions” during their 0-0 draw at home against Aston Villa. While Leeds failed to score in the match, he was hit during the second half when winger Luis Sinistera was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a foul on John McGinn. It meant Leeds were down to 10 men for most of the second 45 minutes, and speaking after the match, Marsh was proud of the character his team showed to clinch a match point. He told Sky…

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What is the yellow card limit in the English Premier League and who is closest to being suspended?

With the Premier League going into an international break, most coaches and fans are hoping none of their players on duty for their countries suffer any injuries. However, another pressing concern concerns players who are at risk of being suspended due to exceeding the yellow card quota. Below, The Athletic takes a look at the Premier League’s booking suspension system and the players most at risk of missing out on matches after the international break. How many yellow cards does a Premier League player need to be suspended? According to…

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Football is at risk of further turmoil with Premier League clubs unlikely to agree to reverse matches

Premier League clubs hope to return to the stadiums next weekend, but there is the potential for disagreement over where matches will be held amid concerns over the organization of matches in London. The games in the capital are understood to be threatened by safety concerns, with police officers likely to be redeployed at short notice to help manage Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. One potential solution under discussion is for London clubs to play away from home next weekend instead of at home. But this idea is unlikely to prove…

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What the summer transfer window tells us about the financial situation in Leeds

The just-ended transfer window will go down as one of Leeds United’s longest transfer window. From Red Bull Salzburg’s Brendan Aaronson moving into action within hours of the end of last season to the announcement of the signing of Wilfried Junonto more than an hour after the deadline, the summer rarely sleeps behind Leeds. He paused in terms of signings, though, after Luis Sinistera of Feyenoord was arrested in early July, and attempts to land PSV’s Cody Jacpoo and Pampa Ding of Marseille failed on deadline day, hastily concluding Junonto’s…

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Marsh walks a fine line with officials. His emotions by design may be an expensive game

Whatever the heart of English football’s Jesse Marsh wishes, Christmas cards are not. A month into the season, a list of controversies shows he made one scrap with Bruno Lage, casting some shade on Thomas Tuchel, a booking from Graham Salisbury, a red card from Robert Jones and, very roughly, a hopscotch in a pear tree. This is “Human Behavior 101” as Marsh defined it in April, his temper evident in the heat of the moment and a bit of mental trickery, but there is a juncture at which angry…

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Cody Jacobo thought he would join Manchester United ‘last week’ – and ‘scrambled’ other moves

Cody Gakbo thought he would join Manchester United last week – and felt the moves on the day’s deadline were too “urgent” for him to make the change. Both Leeds United and Southampton pressed to sign the PSV Eindhoven striker on Thursday. Leeds director of football Victor Orta traveled to the Netherlands to try to secure a deal but traveled without his man. And now the 23-year-old indicated that he is happy that he is now clear about his future. He said, “I’m glad it’s over. It was difficult, because…

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