It was good news for Tyler Adams and Tim Weah this week as the USMNT players returned to training for their respective clubs after been sidelined by injuries.
The 2019-20 season has not gone the way Tyler Adams and Tim Weah would have hoped. Both players have been out for a majority of the season thus far due to injuries. However, this week welcome news arrived that the pair had returned to training for their respective clubs, RB Leipzig and Lille.
Neither player has been active on the United States Men’s National Team as a result of their injuries and the path to recovery may allow them to be available in time for the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals in the spring.
For now, though, their primary objective is quite clear: get back on the pitch and earn a starting place with their domestic teams.
Unfortunately, both have missed the opportunity to pick up experience in the Champions League group stage, which was one major disappointment from the timing of their injuries, but there is still half a season to run and plenty of time for both to enjoy first-team play. Adams, especially, will return to the midst of a Bundesliga title race. It is a unique and invaluable experience for a young player to play in such significant matches each and every week.
In negative injury news, Werder Bremen striker Josh Sargent will miss the rest of this month as he is out with a hamstring injury. Sargent was in and out of the starting line-up over the past few weeks but has reportedly been dealing with the issue for some time. This period on the sidelines is designed to give his hamstring a rest and reset his body ahead of the second half of the year.
How the rest fared
- Christian Pulisic played all 90 minutes for Chelsea as they fell 3-1 to Everton. During the week, he played 86 minutes in the 2-1 victory against Aston Villa.
- Tyler Boyd had a goal for Besiktas in their Turkish domestic cup match during mid-week action. He did not play over the weekend.
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- Weston McKennie played all 90 minutes for Schalke as they fell 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen.
- Sergino Dest played all 90 minutes for Ajax as they defeated Willem II 2-0.
- Andrija Novakovich played all 90 minutes for Frosinone in their 2-0 win over Juve Stabia in Serie B.
- Erik Palmer-Brown played all 90 minutes for Austria Wien in their 2-2 draw with Rapid Wien.
- John Brooks played all 90 minutes for Wolfsburg as they fell 1-0 to Freiburg.
- Matt Miazga played the first half for Reading as they lost 3-2 to Birmingham City.
- Antonee Robinson played all 90 minutes for Wigan Athletic in their 2-1 defeat to Luton Town.
- Haji Wright played all 90 minutes as VVV Venlo defeated FC Emmen 2-0 in the Dutch Eredivisie.
- Tim Ream played all 90 minutes for Reading as they lost to Bristol City 2-1.
- Niko Hamalainen played all 90 minutes for Kilmarnock as they fell 3-0 to Livingston in the Scottish top flight.
Check back next week for a conclusive round-up of all that happened with USMNT players throughout world football.