Atlanta United completes loan for Emerson Hyndman

Atlanta United completed the transfer of Emerson Hyndman on a loan from Bournemouth on Monday. Atlanta United can purchase Hyndman after the 2019 MLS season.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report of the team’s interest in the 23-year-old midfielder.

Hyndman attended Atlanta United’s 2-1 win against Montreal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday. 

“We’re excited to bring a talented young player like Emerson in to bolster our midfield,” Vice President Carlos Bocanegra said in statement provided by the team. “In addition to his technical, on-the-ball abilities, he performed well in two physically-demanding leagues in the Scottish Premiership and English Championship.”

Hyndman is a native of Dallas who played in FC Dallas’ academy. To acquire Hyndman’s rights, Atlanta United traded to Dallas an international roster slot in 2019 and 2020, and $200,000 in General Allocation Money. Atlanta United received $100,000 in General Allocation Money on Monday from Columbus in exchange for striker Romario Williams.

Hyndman signed with Fulham in England in 2010. He made 25 appearances with the Cottagers from 2014-16. 

He was purchased by Bournemouth in 2016. He went on loan to Rangers in Scotland in 2017, where he made 13 appearances, and then went on loan to Hibernian in Scotland in 2018, making 15 appearances. He has less than five appearances with Bournemouth.

Hyndman has two appearances with the U.S. men’s national team and several with the youth national teams.

Hyndman likely will provide cover for Darlington Nagbe and Julian Gressel in central midfield.

Atlanta United still has two roster spots open, but neither are Senior level spots. The first spot is open because of the loan to Lagos Kunga to Memphis in the USL. The second spot is open because of the loan to Jon Gallagher to Aberdeen.

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