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Americans Abroad Ticker: Tyler Adams, Daryl Dike, and more

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Tyler Adams will be back among the available players for RB Leipzig this weekend after overcoming a slight injury on international duty.

Adams has recovered from his hamstring injury and returned to club training on Wednesday, RB Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco stated in his press conference. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder suffered the injury in the USMNT’s 2-0 World Cup Qualifying loss to Canada back on January 30.

Adams’ injury kept him out of the USMNT’s 3-0 victory over Honduras in St. Paul, Minnesota on Feb. 2 as well as RB Leipzig’s recent 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play. He’s featured in 16 league matches for RB Leipzig this season, and did start in three of the club’s four matches to start 2022.

His return to the squad is a boost for RB Leizpig, which hosts Cologne on Friday at Red Bull Arena.

RB Leipzig currently sits in seventh place in the league table and saw its four-match winning run snapped with the defeat in Munich on Saturday. The club will enter the Europa League Round of 16 later this month after being paired up against La Liga club Real Sociedad.

Here is a closer look at all of the recent Americans Abroad news:


Daryl Dike “making progress” with hamstring rehab


Daryl Dike is still pushing to play a key role for West Bromwich Albion down the final stretch of the EFL Championship season and manager Steve Bruce believes he is making progress in his injury rehabilitation.

Dike is slated to return for the second-tier club in April as he continues his individual rehabilitation at the club’s facilities. Bruce hasn’t been able to coach the American striker yet since his arrival at the Hawthorns, but is excited to get Dike back in the fold.

“I have seen him in the gym and one leg is bigger than me! He is a big powerful boy for 21. It’s quite remarkable,” Bruce said in a press conference Thursday, transcribed by the Birmingham Mail. “It’s unfortunate isn’t it? You spend a lot of money on a centre forward who fits the criteria of what you want and unfortunately he gets injured.

“That’s football unfortunately. It’s a shame, but he is making progress. He has got a hamstring issue, but hopefully in a few weeks’ time we’ll see him back.”

Dike only made two appearances with West Brom before suffering a hamstring injury in his first start against Peterborough United. The USMNT striker made a permanent move to West Brom from Orlando City in December and officially made his club debut against Queens Park Rangers.

West Brom continues to fight for a playoff spot in the Championship table.


Chris Richards remains out for Hoffenheim


Chris Richards will not play a role for Hoffenheim this weekend.

Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeness confirmed Friday that Richards remains out for the Bundesliga club due to an ankle injury suffered on international duty. Richards suffered the injury with the USMNT against Canada on Jan. 30 and was forced to miss a 3-0 win over Honduras.

Hoffenheim returned to league play on Feb. 5, losing 2-0 to Mainz and next faces Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

Richards has been a consistent starter for Hoffenheim in his second loan spell from Bayern Munich, totaling over 20 appearances across all competitions.


Sam Rogers joins Norwegian side Rosenborg


Sam Rogers is on his way to the Norwegian Eliteserien.

The former Seattle Sounders academy defender has joined Rosenborg on a permanent transfer from second division side HamKam. Rogers, 22, is a former U.S. Under-20 youth national team defender and will have an opportunity in one of Europe’s first divisions.

“When I found out that they [Kjetil Rekdal and Geir Frigard] were going to Rosenborg, I had an idea that I would continue to play for them,” Rogers said in a club interview. “When I came to Norway, they had faith in me and gave me confidence. To me, they are a perfect duo, complementing each other. With Kjetil and Geir, you know that expectations and standards are high and you just want to go out and perform for them.”

Rogers played under Rekdal and Frigard at HamKam in 2021, where he made 17 appearances on loan from USL Championship side OKC Energy. The Washington native totaled 76 appearances in the USL before moving to Norway last season.

He will become the fourth player with American heritage to feature for Rosenborg, joining Robbie Russell, Mix Diskerud, and Bjorn Maars Johnsen.


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