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Tyler Adams “looking fit” ahead of USMNT return

Tyler Adams might have been reduced to only five appearances this year for club and country, but the U.S. men’s national team midfielder is moving closer to add to that total in the coming weeks.

Adams was part of the USMNT’s initial training session Wednesday ahead of June’s pair of pre-Copa America friendlies vs. Colombia and Brazil. The Bournemouth midfielder endured a tough first campaign with the Cherries, re-aggravating a hamstring injury last fall, which forced him to miss most of the season.

After making his 2024 debut in mid-March, Adams made two additional club appearances for Bournemouth, in addition to his positive pair of USMNT shifts during the CONCACAF Nations League Final Four.

Now as Adams aims to get back to full fitness yet again, USMNT assistant coach B.J. Callaghan provided an update that fans will be excited to hear.

“I can just tell you that [Adams] is in great spirits,” Callaghan said Wednesday to media. “He’s looking fit, he’s here in training and we’ve had a really great partnership with Bournemouth over the last couple weeks to make sure that we’ve developed a plan that’s going to allow him to maximize his performance here throughout the friendlies and Copa.”

Adams will be joined by several familiar faces in the USMNT midfield corps including Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, and Luca De La Torre. The USMNT will take on Colombia and Brazil before opening Group C play at the Copa America against Bolivia on June 23.


  1. His hamstring and back issues are inter related. It‘s really hard to overcome this type of injury/issue. Usually chronic. Extremely hard to stay.healthy if you are average athlete, let alone someone playing at an elite level. All I can do is wish him the best, but planning without him wold be smart. If he can play it‘s a huge bonus.

  2. I don‘t even count on Tyler anymore. When I first saw him play for RB I was over the moon. I knew he was a Top 5 Euro player from day one. So exciting. His injuries are coming close to JOB territory. I wish this kid well. An absolute gentleman, articulate, well thought out, professional and tenacious on the field. Everything you can ask for. I’m not even keeping my fingers crossed anymore. Good luck son. I KNOW you will succed in life even without the game, but I would love to see you in it.

    • WOW, you’re throwing his career out of the window already? It’s a bit much to be feeling that way, but I guess I can’t be too mad at you, although leading up to this year I don’t recall Tyler ever having a season like this before, so knock on wood he figures out the formula to stay healthy and can be the player we’ve known him to be the last several years!

      • Tyler was surplus to requirements at Leipzig which is how Jesse got him to Leeds.

        He was fine , but missed enough of the season to credibly suggest that had he been available they might not have got relegated.

        He went to Bournemouth, proved to not be recovered and gave them 3 games. 3 frikin games. Only a fool would not be concerned for his career.

        Adams wants to play at the EPL level,. Not high school, college or select team. The EPL. That shit is hard on your body.

        My best guess is that he wants to show everyone that he’s Superman and back to his best. I would think that Bournemouth would have preferred he rest. Gregg would probably prefer to rest him as well but if he “looks fit” it would be very difficult to leave him out and say he is bringing his best.

    • i would manage his minutes because he has seen so little use. and i would be trialing some other options. it’s not even that he doesn’t hold up this tournament — though he will likely be asked to play a lot more often than he has in a couple years — it’s sensible contingency planning given his history. if he gets back healthy you normalize his minutes over time. if he breaks down, you don’t hand him all the time where no one else is ready. nor does that make sense as usage of a player with injury issues who hasn’t played a lot lately. common sense, really.

      i approved of how he was handled in NL. manage those minutes again.


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