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Sports Minute: Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Damm from Mexico

1 month 6 days 4 hours ago Wednesday, July 01 2020 Jul 1, 2020 July 01, 2020 6:05 PM July 01, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Jürgen Damm, a former member of the Mexican National Team.

Damm played on four Mexican professional championship teams and most recently played in Liga MX for Tigres UANL.

Atlanta purchased Damm’s Discovery Rights from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. He will join the Atlanta roster after the team returns from the MLS is Back Tournament in Florida.

Atlanta United cleared an international roster spot for Damm by waiving midfielder Luiz Fernando.

Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra said he was excited to add a player with Damm's "pedigree and winning mentality.”

Bocanegra said he believes the 27-year-old Damm “can make an immediate impact in MLS.”

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