The list continues to grow as a majority of the Liga MX players have decided to continue their careers across the border and join the MLS. Jurgen Damm is another one that will soon be competing in the league.
Recently in a press conference, Jurgen Damm of Tigres UANL stated that he will no longer continue in the Liga MX and move his expertise to the Major League Soccer starting in July 2020, adding him to the list of players that have left Mexico to move forward in the United States in the last year. Although, there is no confirmation on which team Damm will participate in the summertime it has been rumored and speculated that Atlanta United could be the team that the Mexican winger could partake in moving forward with his career.
The 27-year-old winger career has been in a downward spell for a while now with no consistency playing time with Tigres as he has only played one game in the Clausura 2020 so far and it was due to a substitution against Pachuca in the Jornada 4. Tallying up only 46 minutes in total playing time making it remarkable for Damm a player who was once considered to join Dortmund a few years back due to being one fastest player on the ball and other skills he carries on the field. Adding to the negative aspect of Damm at the moment, the winger has only scored one goal in the last 67 appearances for Tigres and that was way back in the Apertura 2017.
Regardless, Damm’s time with Tigres truly was a success as he had over 170 appearances since joining the club team in 2015 coming from Pachuca, scoring a well over 13 goals and most importantly winning four Liga MX titles with Tigres. The flashy winger as well, was considered with the national team of Mexico during a certain time and participated 12 times in the competition level but has yet returned to the team since October 2018. Certainly, Damm is a remarkable player but due to the lack of opportunity on the field, it makes sense on why he would move to the MLS as the movement of players like Javier Hernandez, Alan Pulido, Carlos Vela, and Jonathan Dos Santos to name a few have made a name for themselves in the league.
It could possibly be the right move for Damm at this time of his career where he could build up his confidence and earn more playing time on the field. His assets are rewarding on the field but as well Damm will need to reconfigure a few gaps in his style of play.