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Atlanta United acquires midfielder Adams from Chicago Fire

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ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta United has acquired midfielder Mo Adams from the Chicago Fire in exchange for $100,000 in general allocation money.

The 22-year-old Adams was the No. 10 pick in the 2018 SuperDraft. He made 10 starts and 15 appearances as a rookie and has five starts and 10 appearances this season. He recorded his first assist in a 4-1 win over Colorado on April 20.

Wednesday's trade, announced by Atlanta United, comes one day after the team announced fullback Brek Shea will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury.

Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra says Adams, a native of Nottingham, England, can play multiple positions.

Atlanta placed Gordon Wild on waivers.

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Updated July 17, 2019

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