Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Tyler Adams warns USA about “problem” striker Kieffer Moore ahead of Wales clash

USA captain Tyler Adams warned of the danger posed by Wales striker Kieffer Moore in their World Cup opener (Peter Byrne/PA)
USA captain Tyler Adams warned of the danger posed by Wales striker Kieffer Moore in their World Cup opener (Peter Byrne/PA)

Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams has described Wales striker Kieffer Moore as a “problem” for the United States in their World Cup opener.

Adams came up against 6ft 5in Moore earlier this month when Leeds beat Bournemouth 4-3 in the Premier League at Elland Road.

The pair will cross swords again on Monday when Wales and the USA get their World Cup campaigns under way in Qatar.

Bournemouth v Everton – Premier League – Vitality Stadium
Wales striker Kieffer Moore has been described as a “problem” by US skipper Tyler Adams ahead of their World Cup clash (Steven Paston/PA)

“He’s a big threat, we figured that out playing against Bournemouth,” said Adams, who will captain the Americans at the World Cup.

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

“He’s amazing in the air, but he’s probably very underrated for his technical ability and finishing around the goal.

“For our centre-backs I’ve already had a word with them. We talked about it in our scouting meeting, you’ve got to have a body on him at all times. He’s a problem.

“Being physical and trying to win the ball off him, it’ll be a tough one, but we have to stop him.”

Adams, at 23, is the youngest captain at the World Cup and only Ghana have a younger squad than the Americans.

Head coach Gregg Berhalter said: “Although we have a young team, it’s a fantastic group of guys and the maturity has grown.

“I see a tremendous amount of focus within the team and I think it’s going to help us go for success.

“We want to be able to hurt them and be an aggressive team, but we also know they have strengths and threats and we want to take them away.”

USA Press Conference – Main Media Centre – Sunday November 20th
US boss Gregg Berhalter has backed England as World Cup contenders (Peter Byrne/PA)

England will be the United States’ second Group B opponents on Friday and Berhalter believes Gareth Southgate’s side could win the tournament.

He said: “I consider England one of the favourites for the World Cup with the squad and depth they have.

“With the international experience of the last two tournaments, coming in second place and fourth place, they have a really talented squad.

“But anything can happen on a football pitch and, for us, it’s about being confident and brave and competing for 90 minutes.

“We know the first game is important and we’re focused on that. On Tuesday we’ll start focusing on England.”