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Jamiro Monteiro back with the team as options for his transfer are ‘still being explored’

Monteiro is available for selection tonight



Philadelphia Union designated player Jamiro Monteiro isn’t departing the club just yet.

After missing the last three league matches and the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinal serving a yellow card suspension, the star midfielder is back available for selection against NYCFC tonight.

Monteiro, who was kept out of the lineup because of ongoing transfer talks, is back on what sounds like a temporary basis since no deal has been reached on his transfer away from the club.

“Options are still being explored,” according to the statement released today by Sporting Director Ernst Tanner.

“The transfer market is fluid and while interest remains for Jamiro, no offers in the transfer window came to fruition,” Tanner said in the statement. “It was decided it was best for both sides to have him reintegrate with the team for training and matches at this time.”

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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