CNN  — 

‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ is a popular question you might find asked at a job interview, or a hopeful parent might inquire of their teenager. But, in this current climate, you would be forgiven if the query was truncated a bit – more of a five-day plan than a five-year one.

In 2015, aged just 16, aspiring Major League Soccer player Tyler Adams was driving himself 75 miles, an hour and a half each way to training at the New York Red Bulls facility.

Sometimes, as would happen before the American teenager received his driver’s license, his mother Melissa Russo would instead sit behind the wheel.