What They're Saying: Gregg Berhalter

"I would look at [Adams' return to Leipzig] more as a collaboration in terms of setting out a long-term plan for the player with the club, identifying what our schedule is for the upcoming year, and saying, 'OK, we understand that you're in the middle of trying to qualify for the Champions League, we understand the importance for you. Here's what's important for us. Let's see what kind of arrangement we can come to.' It's important communicating with the clubs, and in this case it was able to work out."

-- U.S. national tream coach Gregg Berhalter on the decision to let 20-year-old Tyler Adams skip the USA-Chile game on Tuesday and return to RB Leipizig, where he has emerged as an influential player in his first three months at the Bundesliga club. (ESPN FC)
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