USMNT stars Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson in relegation trouble as Leeds throw away crucial Everton match

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Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie were named to Leeds' starting XI for Saturday's massive clash with Everton, but couldn't prevent a crucial loss.
  • USMNT duo started together
  • Everton triumph 1-0 on Coleman goal
  • Leeds staring down potential relegation

WHAT HAPPENED? McKennie and Adams were partnered together for the third consecutive match, with their U.S. men's national teammate Brenden Aaronson named to the bench for Saturday's match before being introduced in the second half.

Leeds, though, suffered a catastrophic defeat, with an out-of-position Illan Meslier being beaten by Seamus Coleman at the near post as Everton sealed a crucial 1-0 win.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The game was absolutely vital to Leeds' survival hopes, with both sides among the contenders to be relegated to the Championship.

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Leeds entered the game 17th in the Premier League on 19 points, with Everton just behind them in 18th with one fewer point. With the loss, and the results around the league, Leeds are now 19th, two points from safety but only one point above last-place Southampton.

LEEDS LINE-UP: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo; Adams, McKennie; Summerville, Harrison, Gnonto; Bamford


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WHAT NEXT FOR LEEDS? Following Saturday's match, Leeds face another relegation contender in Southampton next weekend in a match that could ultimately determine their Premier League future.

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