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Union head to Florida, Carlos Vela unlikely for MLS is Back Cup and Atlanta signs a Mexico international

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Philadelphia Union News

Union set to leave for Orlando, but Covid still a threat
Yesterday, Major League Soccer released updated testingThe Jamaican forward, who is on loan at Austrian side St. Polten, has one game left in Austria before he could return to Major League Soccer.

Cory Burke will not join Philadelphia Union for MLS is Back tournament
The Jamaican forward, who is on loan at Austrian side St. Polten, has one game left in Austria before he could return to Major League Soccer. With restrictions and regulations in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Burke will not participate in the competition.

MLS News

LAFC’s Carlos Vela likely to opt out of MLS is Back Tournament — sources
Vela, whose wife is pregnant, has long been unlikely to participate in the tournament. The league’s setup on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, prohibits family and friends from staying inside the bubble meant to protect teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Atlanta United sign former Tigres winger Jurgen Damm, waive Luiz Fernando
Damm debuted for Estudiantes Tecos’ senior side in 2012 at the age of 20 before moving to Pachuca on transfer in June 2013. He appeared 67 times with the club before signing for Tigres in June 2015, where he appeared in 137 matches.

Inter Miami CF signs star defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez — and they aren’t done signing as club heads to Orlando
Gonzalez Pirez, an Argentina native who played for Atlanta United FC from 2017-19, will return to MLS after six months with Mexican soccer club Tijuana.

MLS announces revised 2020 transfer windows due to impact of COVID-19
Major League Soccer confirmed on Wednesday the revised 2020 transfer windows for its clubs in the USA and Canada, as approved by world soccer governing body FIFA.

FC Dallas has six new positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed
Upon arriving in Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament, FC Dallas had two players test positive for COVID-19. The affected players were immediately isolated from their teammates, the entire FC Dallas delegation, other MLS clubs and staff.

LA Galaxy’s Jonathan dos Santos out MLS is Back Tournament due to surgery
The news comes a shock, as dos Santos had been participating in training after the club began emerging from the coronavirus shutdown and seemed to be healthier than when he started the season, with one or more ailments plaguing him in preseason.