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Bulls Abroad: Tyler Adams Starts for USA U-20s in 2-1 Win over El Salvador

A second straight start for Tyler Adams and a fourth straight win for the U-20s as the United States punched their ticket to Sunday's CONCACAF U-20 Championship Final and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea later this year.

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Well at least SOMEBODY under contract with the Red Bulls knows how to put up a big performance in a big game.

On the afternoon of Friday, March 3, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams got the start for the US Under-20 Men's National Team in a hard-played 2-1 victory over El Salvador in the final match of Group D of the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship's Classification Stage.

Adams played all ninety minutes of the game, giving him his second straight full game for the team after earning the start against Mexico earlier this week.

Emmanuel Sabbi and Eryk Williamson scored for the US, establishing a 2-0 lead for their team by the 25th minute. Marvin Marquez for El Salvador in the 35th minute. Neither team was able to add to the scoring, but a late flurry of red cards saw the Salvadorans lose two players to indiscipline, and the USA's Sebastian Saucedo was also sent off.

The win over El Salvador was the USMNT's fourth in a row in the tournament. The young Americans have bounced back from an opening-game defeat to secure their spot in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Final against Honduras on Sunday, and they have also punched the team's ticket to South Korea for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in May.

The USA has never won the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, but has been runner-up six times - most recently in 2013 after suffering defeat to Mexico. Honduras has won the tournament twice, last appearing in and winning the tournament final in 1994.

Given his strong performance both against El Salvador today and particularly against Mexico earlier this week, it is fair to say that Tyler Adams may be spending a lot more time with Tab Ramos and the U-20s before the year is over.