Eri-International sports advocating for Eritrean and Eritrean diaspora athletes would like to share the story of Mohamed Nasser Adams also known by “Mo” who was drafted in 2018 by the Chicago Fire of the MLS (Major League Soccer) in the 10th pick. Young people just work hard in school, in sports or whatever your passion is and the fruits of your labor will eventually bear some good results. Mo Adams came to the United States from England and to England from ERITREA. After getting a scholarship from Syracuse University, where he excelled not only on the playing field, but in the Classroom he was chosen as one of the best student-athletes at Syracuse in his first year there. After a great second year for him even though Syracuse had an average season, missing the NCAA playoffs, he continued to work hard in school and excelled as a leader on the soccer field. The scouts were keeping an eye on his skills and leadership skills as the MLS picked him in an early draft through a program known as Generation Adidas where the best under class players (Non-Seniors) would be picked in the draft. Mo not only got drafted, but was drafted in the top 10 by the Chicago Fire where Eri-International sports witnessed the historic moment for a kid born in Eritrea. A very humble young man once drafted he has not disappointed as a rookie so far. He is rubbing shoulders with the likes of German international and former Bayern Munich standout Bastian Schweinsteiger as well as rooming with Jose Mari Bakero former Spain standout player’s son Jon, who played college soccer for Wake Forest University from 2014-2017, and was named the Hermann Trophy winner in 2017.Academics, Athletics should always go hand in hand. It gives you a mission and a better understanding of what you can do with your life as an athlete. If you have difficulties in school there are plenty of opportunities to fix the problem. If you are good at playing sports, unless you are injured nobody can take it away from you so back up a little and work on your Education while working out and maintaining your skills as you focus on your studies. It all goes hand in hand. For Mo Adams even though drafted Syracuse University has honored his scholarship for 10 years. So he has ten years to complete his degree, even as a professional player. Based on my conversation with him, he has promised to finish it even sooner. He is an inspiration and Eri-International sports would love to encourage all young people in general and Eritreans in particular to follow suit. The sky is the limit! “Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars”!
From his college days at Syracuse University to his draft in the MLS with the Chicago Fire and after his transition to the Atlanta United, Mohamed Nasser Adams (Known also as Mo Adams) has been one of the few successful football/soccer players who has been highly desired by many teams in the MLS. He works hard and has been a great example to many young people. Despite his injuries he is focused and now fully recovered. A new chapter in his life as he makes a move to the beautiful city of Miami. Eri-internationalsports.org would like to Congratulations Mo Adams on his transfer to MLS’s Inter Miami CF. Mo is an Eritrean national team prospect.
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