LAFC forward Carlos Vela is out of the MLS is Back Tournament after opting against flying with his teammates to Orlando, a league source with the knowledge of the situation confirmed to ESPN.

The news was first reported by the LA Times' Kevin Baxter.

Reigning MLS MVP Vela, whose wife is pregnant, had long been unlikely to participate in the tournament, as ESPN reported earlier this month.

The league's setup on the grounds of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, prohibits family and friends from staying inside the bubble meant to protect teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.