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Bulls Abroad: Tyler Adams Starts, Injured in U-20 Loss vs Panama

Another day, another injury - and at about as bad a time as any for Tyler Adams.

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New York Red Bulls wonderkid Tyler Adams represented his country well - albeit briefly - in arguably the hardest match the U.S. will play in the Group Stage of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. It did not end well for him or the US U-20 Men's National Team.

Earning the starting nod in midfield in a 4-4-2 against Panama from U-20 head coach Tab Ramos, Adams displayed good speed against the much larger Panamanian U-20s. Unfortunately, he got tripped up hard on a tackle by Panama's Justin Simmons, which earned the Panama star a straight red card and earned Adams some gimpiness at the 18' mark.

Up a man early as a result of the Panama straight red, Ramos decided to pull Adams at the 31' mark.

A curling golazo from Leandro Avila minutes later allowed Panama to take the 1-0 lead that they would retain for the rest of the game.

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When the team emerged from the locker room at halftime, Adams was not looking healthy.

Suffice it to say, Adams could very well be done in the U-20 Championship. Now the question must be asked whether his MLS status will be affected by the injury too.