United States international Darlington Nagbe may have an issue brewing with his club Atlanta United, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The midfielder has not played in either of Atlanta's first two scrimmages, suiting up for the reserves in another scrimmage, with both Nagbe and the club declining to speak about the player's situation.
Coach Frank de Boer claimed his latest absence was due to lack of training and familiarity with the formation, but as the publication notes, it is a similar setup to what was used under Tata Martino, in which Nagbe was considered essential.
According to Dirty South Soccer, Nagbe is trying to force a trade to the Columbus Crew.
The Crew's new coach is Caleb Porter, who coached Nagbe both at the University of Akron and the Portland Timbers, with Nagbe's trade to Atlanta coming after Porter departed the Western Conference club.