Atlanta United acquires Chicago’s Mo Adams


Atlanta United completed a trade Wednesday for Mo Adams.

Atlanta United acquired Adams from Chicago for $100,000 in General Allocation Money. Additionally, the team placed Gordon Wild on waivers to open a Supplemental Roster spot for Adams.

Adams, 22, has five starts as part of 10 appearances totaling less than 500 minutes this season. He played at Syracuse with Atlanta United’s Miles Robinson.

“Mo is a talented young player with the ability to play multiple positions for us,” Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement released by the team. “We like his versatility and his competitiveness will serve us well moving into the second half of the season.”

Manager Frank de Boer said Tuesday that he appreciates Adams’ versatility and thinks that he can play either as a fullback or defensive midfielder.

Wild, a striker at Maryland, was converted into a fullback by Atlanta United with Atlanta United 2, but Wild, selected in the 2018 SuperDraft, made a few 18s, but never made an appearance for Atlanta United.

The team placing Brek Shea on the season-ending injury list Tuesday opened a spot on the Senior roster.