By Joe Ellis

29th Oct, 2022 | 2:10pm

Leeds United duo earn special praise from USMNT boss Gregg Berhalter

The United States of America will be heavily relying on two Leeds United players when they head to the World Cup in Qatar in November.

Both Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams were brought to Elland Road in the summer to be a part of Jesse Marsch’s revolution of the Whites’ side but things have not started as they would have hoped.

But the USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter still puts his hopes on the two Leeds men to come good in the Arabian desert and help the Americans to an impressive tournament.

“Tyler’s a warrior, the guy that goes on the field and battles. That’s a huge quality he has and he’s not afraid of pressure,” Berhalter said to The Times.

“Brenden’s relentless. He’s a guy that almost doesn’t realise the magnitude of stuff because he’s so relentless, he just goes out there and does it. It’s amazing to see his impact so far at Leeds.”

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As good as both Adams and Aaronson are technically, their best feature is how much they run and that never give up attitude that can be the difference maker in big matches.

There are some players with a bit of that in them but it doesn’t always show on the pitch. You can guarantee, though, that the American duo will run all day long and probably run home again too.

That is what Marsch’s system needs all over the pitch and he had that at RB Salzburg which is why he had so much success in the Austrian division – that and the fact that Salzburg are leaps and bounds better than anybody else.

When January rolls around and the transfer window reopens, Leeds United have to make a big effort to find more players with limitless engines inside of them to ensure this heavy metal football can be sustained.

Too many of the Whites players seem to tire as the game goes on and they suddenly lose that yard of energy that makes the high press so effective.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta has made a startling admission regarding the World Cup and its effect on club football.