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Atlanta United Offseason Transfer Recap

Atlanta United has made a plethora of moves this offseason, and the team will look extremely different than it did in 2019. Core players and fan favorites have left the club for a variety of different reasons, leaving fans with a sense of unfamiliarity. If you need to catch up on Atlanta’s roster changes, look no further.

Outgoing transfers/destinations

  • Hector Villalba/ Libertadores (Paraguay)
  • Darlington Nagbe/ Columbus Crew (USA)
  • Julian Gressel/ D.C. United (USA)
  • Leandro Gonzales-Pirez/ Tijuana (Mexico)
  • Justin Meram/ Real Salt Lake (USA)
  • Mikey Ambrose/ Out of contract
  • Jose Hernandes/ Option not picked up
  • Chris Goslin/ Option not picked up
  • Patrick Okonkwo/Option not picked up
  • Florentin Pogba/ Option not picked up
  • Kevin Kratz/ Option not picked up
  • Brek Shea/ Option not picked up
  • Dion Pereira/Contract terminated, mutual agreement
  • Jon Gallagher/ *Currently on loan at Aberdeen
  • Michael Parkhurst/Retired

Incoming transfers/origin

  • Emerson Hyndman/AFC Bournemouth (England) *Was previously on loan at Atlanta United but the transfer was made permanent this offseason
  • Manuel Castro/ Estudiantes de La Plata (Argentina)
  • Mattheus Rosetto/Athletico-PR (Brazil)
  • Edgar Castillo/ New England Revolution (USA)
  • Fernando Meza/ Tijuana (Mexico)
  • Anton Walkes/Portsmouth (England)
  • Jake Mulraney/ Hearts (Scotland)
  • Adam Jahn/ Phoenix Rising (USA)
  • Brooks Lennon/ Real Salt Lake (USA)

Firstly, this Atlanta United offseason has seen more change than any other, including the post-2018 MLS season that saw Miguel Almiron and Tata Martino leave the club. No one is really sure what manager Frank de Boer’s first-choice lineup will be and after an unconvincing preseason and this writer isn’t sure what to expect. As the season progresses and we learn more about these new players the picture will become more clear. For now, let’s just enjoy the show.

At first glance, it looks like Atlanta United hasn’t brought in enough players to replace those that have left, but Atlanta United has also brought up some younger players from the academy. Additionally, some expect Atlanta United to bring in two more players to fill out the roster.

To all of Atlanta United’s new players, welcome to Atlanta!

Photo Credits: Atlanta United

Kyle Soto is a volunteer at The Wolf. Follow him on Twitter @kyledsoto for more soccer content. 

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