June 2, 2018 Atlanta: The roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is open as Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates his goal on a penalty kick with teammates while Miguel Almiron jumps on his back for a 1-0 lead against Philadelphia Union during the first half in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta United adds goalkeeper from Roswell

Atlanta United signed a second goalkeeper with ties to metro Atlanta.

The team announced Wednesday that it signed Roswell’s Brendan Moore, who played at Centennial High.

Moore will join starter Brad Guzan and Decatur’s Alec Kann in the goalkeeper group. The team declined to pick up the option on Mitch Hildebrandt.

Moore, 26, recently played at Rochdale in England’s League One. He also has played for Torquay United and Fleetwood Town.

“Brendan is a talented young goalkeeper with a bright future, and we’re pleased to have added him to our roster,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement released by the team. “He’s a local product with valuable professional experience in England, and he’ll add quality to overall group of goalkeepers.”

Moore is the team’s second acquisition this offseason, along with Brek Shea.

Moore made 10 appearances for Rochdale, with five shutouts.

He posted 24 shutouts in his career at Centennial.

He signed with North Carolina.

Atlanta United’s next chance to add players may come in the SuperDraft, which  will be held Friday in Chicago. 

As MLS champs, Atlanta United will have the last pick in the first round, No. 24, and the second round, No. 48. The team won’t have a pick in the third round after trading its slot to D.C. United in exchange for Bobby Boswell in the 2017 season. It will have a pick in the fourth round, No. 79. It had traded its fourth round pick to Orlando in exchange for Harrison Heath before the 2017 season. It acquired a fourth-round selection from Minnesota in exchange for Heath following the 2017 season.

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