Fans react: Julian Gressel wins 2017 Rookie of the Year

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Fans react: Julian Gressel wins 2017 Rookie of the Year

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September 16, 2017 Atlanta - Atlanta United defender Julian Gressel (24) scores past Orlando City SC goalkeeper Joseph Bendik (1) in the first half of an MLS soccer match at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel is the 2017 AT&T Rookie of the Year. 

Atlanta United chose Gressel eighth overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. During his rookie season, Gressel had five goals and nine assists. 

Atlanta United fans took to Twitter to congratulate the rookie on his accomplishment. 

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