Is Tyler Adams Christian? What Is The Soccer Player’s Religion

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Tyler Adams is presumed to be Christian but hasn’t talked about his faith explicitly in public. The American soccer player grew up in New York with a single mother and later became part of a large family.

The Bournemouth player has always talked about how influential his stepdad, Darryl’s presence has been in his life. After his mom tied the knot with Darryl, Tyler also became part of the Scottish clan who supported Rangers with every ounce of their blood. 

Tyler Adams Waves At The Crowd During The Qatar World Cup 2022
Tyler Adams Waves At The Crowd During The Qatar World Cup 2022 (Source: Instagram)

His soccer-crazy family made him love the game even more and has turned him into the player he is today. In last year’s World Cup, the youngster captained his side, making him the youngest captain in the competition, and he also led his side to the knockout stages.

Currently, the USMNT captain is sidelined after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Adams is expected to return in mid-February to mid-March. Bournemouth signed the midfielder earlier this year from Leeds United for a free of £23 million.

Is Tyler Adams Christian? The USMNT Captain’s Religion 

Tyler Adams hasn’t revealed whether he is Christian or not. The soccer player has kept his private life away from the public limelight and hasn’t explicitly talked about the faith he follows. 

On his social media, unlike many other athletes, Adams hasn’t hinted he follows any particular religion. But the midfielder has been seen celebrating Christmas with his family.

In 2020, Tyler was seen posing for a photograph in front of a Christmas tree. He wished his followers a merry Christmas and announced he was giving away his signed shirt. 

Tyler Adams Pictured With His Parents, Darryl, And Melissa During A Trip In 2020
Tyler Adams Pictured With His Parents, Darryl And Melissa, During A Trip In 2020 (Source: Instagram)

Born and raised in New York, Tyler certainly got to experience various cultures. Raised by a single mother, Melissa Russo, Tyler’s biological dad was never present in his life. 

The mother-son duo lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, and lived in a small two-bedroom apartment, which used to be just below their uncle’s. A supportive mother, Melissa played a pivotal role in her son’s life.

Tyler said seeing his mom work hard inspired him as a kid. Melissa rejoined uni after Tyler reached second grade, and the two would go to the library after Melissa came home from her full-time job so she could concentrate on her studies. 

When Tyler was in seventh grade, his stepdad, Darryl Sullivan, entered his and Melissa’s life. He met Darryl through his teammate, who has now become his brother. In an interview, Tyler mentioned his stepdad’s family is from Scotland and are diehard Rangers fans. 

Tyler said Darryl’s arrival in his life made him soccer-obsessed, and it was perfect for him. Adams added his father always had his back and instilled much-needed confidence. 

Tyler Adams Brothers: Darryl Jr, Dylan, And Donovan Sullivan

The AFC Bournemouth midfielder has no biological brothers but has three stepbrothers. The oldest of the three, Darryl Jr, was a soccer teammate to Tyler.

It was one time after school that Darryl approached Tyler and complimented his skills. After that, the two saw their parents grow closer, and now they share a lifelong connection. 

Unlike his brother, Darryl Jr ventured into football and left soccer. He played offensive line for Marist College and graduated in 2021. He then enrolled at Robert Morris University and nowadays works as an Account Representative for Total Quality Logistics. 

Tyler Adams Pictured With His Three Brothers, From L To R: Dylan, Donovan, Tyler And Darryl Jr
Tyler Adams Pictured With His Three Brothers, From L To R: Dylan, Donovan, Tyler And Darryl Jr (Source: Instagram)

Tyler’s other stepbrother, Dylan, has followed in his footsteps and is a soccer player for New York Red Bulls II. He graduated from Clemson University last year, and during his time at Clemson, he played 38 games, scoring three goals. 

Dylan is available on Instagram with the username @dsully_6 and has shared a few posts, most relating to his soccer career. The youngest of the bunch, Donovan is a student at UNCW and remains a big supporter of his brothers. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

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