The Wednesday slate of German Bundesliga games began with Tyler Adams playing his first full 90 in more than three months — and at right back, no less — for the first time since February 9 in 10-man RB Leipzig's 2-2 home draw with Hertha Berlin.
The former New York Red Bulls star Homegrown Player was a late addition to the starting lineup after Kevin Kampl suffered an injury in warmups. Notably, he patrolled the same right defensive position that US national team manager Gregg Berhalter has appeared to favor for the 21-year-old.
The match was level when Leipzig's Marcel Halstenberg was sent off in the 63rd minute. Patrick Schick put Leipzig ahead five minutes later, but Hertha leveled on Krzystof Piatek's 82nd-minute penalty, dropping Leipzig into third for the moment in the table, two points behind Dortmund and nine back of leaders Bayern Munich.
Adams' US teammate Weston McKennie was in the lineup for Schalke 04 in later action against Fortuna Dusseldorf, which had fellow American Alfredo Morales on the subs' bench. American No. 1 goalkeeper and former Crew SC man Zack Steffen remained out injured for Dusseldorf.