While Leeds United take a break from Premier League action, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen are in Qatar representing their countries on the greatest stage of them all, the World Cup.
Tyler Adams & Brenden Aaronson (USA)
The USMNT were frustrated by Wales in their opening World Cup match-up, as Gareth Bale’s late penalty matched Timothy Weah’s opener in a 1-1 draw.
Tyler Adams was announced ahead of the tournament as the youngest captain at the 2022 World Cup. The 23-year-old has impressed since his move to Leeds this summer and impressed again in the USA’s opening tie.
23 year old Tyler Adams, the youngest captain at the World Cup, in his first ever WC match for the USMNT:— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) November 21, 2022
- 84 touches
- 61/68 passing (90%)
- 4/5 long balls
- 4 tackles
- 2 interceptions
- 1 clearance
- 6 duels won
- 1 shot
My captain. pic.twitter.com/8fs59bkIwj
Brenden Aaronson also made his World Cup debut, playing out the final 25 minutes.
The anticipated tie of the group was USA vs England as the spoils were shared once again. Adams impressed once again as his midfield trio with Weston McKennie and Musah more than matched England’s advances. Aaronson made another cameo but didn’t manage to make an impact.
23-year-old Tyler Adams, the youngest captain at the World Cup, showing out in front of the whole world.— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) November 25, 2022
Put some respect on his name. MY CAPTAIN ❤️ pic.twitter.com/l03gTXYU0f
Rasmus Kristensen (Demark)
Rasmus Kristensen and Denmark were also held to a stalemate in their World Cup opener, as they struggled to finish their chances against Tunisia in a 0-0 draw.
The Leeds right-back is yet to make a stand-out performance as the Danes have looked lacklustre this winter and will need a victory over Australia if they want to sneak their way into the knockout stage.
Rasmus Kristensen vs. France:— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) November 26, 2022
89 mins played
48/65 successful passes
11 passes into the final third
7 duels won
6 ball recoveries
5 tackles won
1 blocked shot
1 chance created
1 successful take-on
| #LUFC pic.twitter.com/3NDmLfClvA