Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

1. LAFC forward Adama Diomande has voluntarily entered into MLS’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program and will be assessed by program doctors. He will be unavailable for both competition and team activities until that assessment is complete and he is cleared by program officials. The Los Angeles Times reported that Diomande, who has eight goals and seven assists in 25 appearances in 2019, entered the program to deal with "personal issues" and he has no health problems.

2. The USA will host Canada in Orlando in its second Concacaf Nations League home match on Nov. 15. The game will come just four days before the USA closes out group play against Cuba in a match moved to the Cayman Islands. The USA opens the competition against Cuba in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11 and then faces Canada on Oct. 15 in Toronto.

3. Inter Miami signed its first American, 19-year-old George Acosta. The Miami-born attacking midfielder played for the USA at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.  In 2018, he spent time in Boca Juniors' youth system. He recently joined the USL Championship's Austin Bold, where he will remain until the MLS expansion team’s first pre-season starts this winter.
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