Wappingers' Tyler Adams makes Red Bulls debut

Wappingers' Tyler Adams makes Red Bulls debut

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Wappingers' Tyler Adams makes Red Bulls debut

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New York Red Bulls defender Tyler Adams is hugged by manager Jesse Marsch after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J., on Wednesday.

New York Red Bulls defender Tyler Adams is hugged by manager Jesse Marsch after scoring a goal against Chelsea FC in the International Champions Cup in Harrison N.J., on Wednesday.

Tyler Adams, left, poses in March 2015 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, with Ali Curtis, the sporting director for the New York Red Bulls.

Tyler Adams, left, poses in March 2015 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, with Ali Curtis, the sporting director for the New York Red Bulls.

In a little over a year, Tyler Adams has come a long way.

Last March, the Wappingers Falls native and Roy C. Ketcham High School student signed a professional contract to play soccer for the New York Red Bulls II, a United Soccer League team affiliated with the Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.

In November, he was promoted to the Red Bulls senior team.

And on Wednesday, he made his major league debut.

Wappingers’ Adams taking every opportunity in pro soccer career

The 17-year-old midfielder was penciled into the Red Bulls starting lineup Wednesday for a 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.

He had not logged any minutes in the Red Bulls’ first two matches. New York entered the game at 0-2, having lost 1-0 to the New England Revolution on April 1, and having taken a 2-0 loss to Kansas City Sporting on April 9.

Wappingers Falls’ Adams promoted to Red Bulls senior team

Adams played in 11 matches for the Red Bulls II last year. He got a taste of life as an MLS player last July, when he played in an exhibition against English Premier League champion Chelsea. Adams scored the go-ahead goal to help lift the Red Bulls over Chelsea, 4-2.

A.J. Martelli: amartelli@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4836, Twitter: @AJM_PoJoSports

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