MLS reinstates LAFC forward Adama Diomande after SABH program assessment

Adama Diomande - LAFC - solo shot

LAFC forward Adama Diomande has been reinstated by Major League Soccer, the league announced Friday.

Diomande voluntarily entered MLS's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) program on Sept. 20 and was assessed by SABH program doctors. He has been cleared to resume all team activities, including competition.

Diomande's return comes just under a week before LAFC's first game of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, when they will face either Minnesota United or the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Semifinal on Oct. 24 (10:30 pm ET | ESPN, TSN, TVAS). Diomande, 29, contributed eight goals and seven assists over 1,436 minutes in 2019, helping LAFC to a record-breaking regular-season campaign.