USMNT’s Adams, McKennie close to returns from injury

United States midfielders Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie could both return from injury this weekend, increasing their chances of being available for the Concacaf Nations League finals in two weeks.

It was thought McKennie would miss the matches at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium after dislocating his left shoulder while playing for Juventus last month.

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However, the 25-year-old participated in part of Friday’s training session with the rest of the Juventus squad and coach Massimiliano Allegri could call him up for Sunday’s match against Atalanta, as midfielders Adrien Rabiot and Carlos Alcaraz are still out injured.

USMNT captain Adams, meanwhile, has made just one appearance for Bournemouth since signing from Leeds United last summer. He had hamstring surgery in October.

Adams played 30 minutes in Bournemouth’s developmental team’s game this week and is “feeling well,” first-team manager Andoni Iraola said Friday.

“We could put him on the bench because we have the spaces,” Iraola said of his squad for the home game against last-place Sheffield United on Saturday. “For him personally, maybe it’s a good thing but he’s continuing his process and still lacks more training. But he’s doing well.”

Adams, who missed the end of last season with Leeds because of hamstring problems, made his Bournemouth debut in an English League Cup game against Stoke on Sept. 27. He felt discomfort afterward.

The U.S. faces Jamaica in the Nations League semifinals on March 21 at AT&T Stadium, with the final three days later. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is set to name his squad on Monday.

Panama plays Mexico in the other semifinal.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.