USMNT duo Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams make positive steps forward in injury rehabs

Christian Pulisic celebrates goal vs. Jamaica in Gold Cup

There’s finally some positive news when it comes to a rash of injuries suffered by some young US men’s national team stars.

Christian Pulisic has been sidelined since suffering an adductor injury at training in early January, but he finally appears to be getting closer to returning to the field.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said Pulisic took place in “an in-house game here,” the first time the 21-year-old has been able to play on an open field in an 11v11 setup.

“It’s great to see Christian get some minutes,” Lampard said in his press conference ahead of the upcoming league match against Everton. “He’s short of match fitness, but it’s the first time the injury has felt at a level to get him on a big pitch in a relatively competitive match. That’s a big step forward, hopefully.”

Over in Leipzig, former New York Red Bulls standout Tyler Adams has returned to full training after pulling his calf in his return from a four-month layoff from a groin injury.

No word yet if the two will be available for Gregg Berhalter's selection for a pair of European-based international friendlies against the Netherlands and Wales later this month.