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Tyler Adams misses Leeds United defeat with muscle injury

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Leeds United did not have midfielder Tyler Adams available for Sunday’s loss to Fulham causing a slight concern ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Adams missed Leeds United’s 3-2 loss at Elland Road due to a muscle injury, The Athletic confirmed Sunday in prematch warmups. It was the U.S. men’s national team’s first absence in Jesse Marsch’s squad since arriving from RB Leipzig this summer.

The 23-year-old had featured in Leeds United’s nine previous English Premier League matches, going the distance in all of them. Adams has formed a strong partnership with fellow midfielder and summer acquisition Marc Roca in the heart of Marsch’s formation.

Leeds United’s winless run was extended to eight matches on Sunday after dropping to 18th place in the league table. Despite taking a 1-0 lead through Rodrigo’s fifth league goal of the season, the Lilywhites conceded two late goals to Bobby Reid and Willian to eventually fall behind for good.

There is no timetable for Adams’ return with Leeds United having four final matches before the start of the World Cup group stage on November 20. Leeds United will visit Liverpool on Saturday before facing AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham in its final matches of the first half of the league season.

The USMNT opens its group stage schedule against Wales on Nov. 21 before taking on England (Nov. 25) and Iran (Nov. 29) in Qatar.

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    • That’s not who he is though. That’s not how he won at NYRB or Salzburg. It’s not how they got results early. He believes in his system.

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  1. Even if Adams isn’t quite ready for the WC, I think we probably should take him anyway. He is far and away our best defensive mid and even if he can only play once in the group stage, for example, it would be worth it to have him there. As for Leeds generally, they need more players during the winter transfer market. Probably a good striker, good play making mid and solid defender. Otherwise they could be relegated and Marsch outg of a job.

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    • Totally agree with Leeds need for a striker and playmaking mid.
      Bamford just is not good enough and squanders too many opportunities that should result in goals
      A better chance creator replacement for Harrison would really improve scoring opportunities
      It’s tough right now with the WC and then the transfer window opening. What could be interesting is young players who have outstanding world cups will become hot commodities when the transfer window opens. Aaronson could see a move to a big club like ManU ?

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      • Aaronson has a motor that won’t quit, very quick feet, a decent shot and makes good decisions. I do not think he is yet the player than can make players around him better. When that starts to happen you are probably right he will move to a bigger club for more money, but I think that is unlikely for another year or so.

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