Atlanta United players continue individual workouts at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground

For the second time in three days, Atlanta United players returned to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground for voluntary individual workouts. Three additional sessions were held on Friday, consisting of six-to-seven players each.

Major League Soccer announced May 1 that its players may begin to use outdoor team training fields for individual workouts, in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. All individual workouts are voluntary and may not be in conflict with local public health officials or government policies.

ATLUTD Ezequiel Barco
Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco #8 dribbles the ball during voluntary individual workouts at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta, Ga., on Friday May 8, 2020. Major League Soccer announced that starting on Wednesday, May 6, players may begin to use outdoor team training fields for individual workouts. MLS clubs will be able to provide a controlled environment that ensures adherence to safety protocols and social distancing measures for players and staff. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The individual player workout protocol prohibits access to club facilities including but not limited to locker rooms, team gyms, and team training rooms. Team gyms and training rooms may still only be accessed by players receiving post-operative and rehabilitation treatment, as directed by the club’s Chief Medical Officer.

The league-wide moratorium on small group and full team training remains in place through Friday, May 15.

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