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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Tyler Adams named captain of the USMNT for World Cup

Scouting Wales, Ecuador opens World Cup with win over Qatar, and more in today’s links

Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022-USMNT Press Conference Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

US Soccer News

USA 2022 World Cup: Scouting Wales
This is the third all-time meeting between the two nations, with the USMNT holding a 1-0-1 advantage. Wales is currently ranked at 19th in the world by FIFA and took a bit of a winding road to reach Qatar.

Newly-named captain Tyler Adams emerges as the USMNT’s indispensable leader
“It’s a huge honor for me,” Adams said. “I always think that pressure is a privilege. “It’s a very young team but a lot of credit to my teammates because anyone throughout our leadership council can wear that armband and represent us in the right way.”

World Cup News

Ecuador beat Qatar in tournament opener
Ecuador eased past World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 on Sunday with two goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia in the first opening-game defeat for a host nation in the tournament’s history.