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‘He’s a big threat’ – Leeds star Tyler Adams reveals he gave advice to US defenders on how to stop Wales striker Kieffer Moore

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Leeds star Tyler Adams has revealed he has previously discussed the Kieffer Moore threat with his USA team-mates.

Adams will captain the United States against Wales on Monday, live on talkSPORT, and has recent memories of coming up against Moore in Leeds’ 4-3 win over Bournemouth earlier this month.

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Moore has been in fine form for Bournemouth in his first-ever Premier League season

Adams admits his side need to keep a close eye on Moore, who has scored nine goals in 28 international appearances for Wales, adding the Bournemouth man has the weapons to hurt his opponents.

“It’s a big threat, we understood that playing against Bournemouth this year,” Adams said.

“He provides a completely different game plan to any team you put him on.

“He’s amazing in the air, but he’s probably very underrated for his technical ability and his finishing around the goal. For our central defenders, I have already had a word with them.

“We talked about it in our scouting meeting, you have to have a body on him at all times, that’s a problem. Be physical and try to take the ball from him. It will be difficult, but we have to stop him.

Meanwhile, United States head coach Gregg Berhalter insists his side are in a three-way battle for second place in Group B with Wales and Iran, as he placed England as favorites to finish top of the group.

Adams moved to Elland Road from RB Leipzig this summer

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Adams moved to Elland Road from RB Leipzig this summer

Adams spoke to his American teammates about the threat Moore poses

Adams spoke to his American teammates about the threat Moore poses


Berhalter believes his side must match the intensity of Wales if they have a chance of picking up three points in Monday’s clash.

“It’s a good team. I think they’re underrated,” Berhalter said.

“They have experience, experience in international competition, a strong backline, tough players, talent, difference makers in mind with [Gareth] Ball, [Daniel] James and Moore. They have a solid midfield and advancing full-backs.

“Overall I think they’re a really solid team so for us the starting point is just to match their intensity and have a competitive mindset because we know that’s going to be necessary. in the game.”

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