October 19, 2019 Atlanta - Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) gives Atlanta United fans the thumbs up after Atlanta United defeated the New England Revolution in the first round of the MLS playoffs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Atlanta United won 1-0 over the New England Revolution. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Atlanta United, Guzan reach contract agreement through 2023

Atlanta United and Brad Guzan have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the goalkeeper with the team through the 2023 season.

Guzan, 35, received guaranteed compensation of $740,004 during the 2019 MLS season, according to the Major League Soccer Players Association salary database. Guzan was in the last year of his contract.

Guzan has helped the club win the MLS Cup in 2018, and the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup in 2019. 

Last season, Guzan tied for the league lead in wins (18) and shutouts (14), which was also a franchise record. He finished ninth in saves (91). In 2018, he finished second in wins (20), third-most in league history, and eighth in shutouts (8).

Guzan signed with Atlanta United in early Jan. 2017, but couldn’t appear in a game for the club until the secondary transfer window opened. He appeared in 14 games, making eight shutouts. The team lost just one game during his starts.

The team has won six of its eight playoff games with Guzan in goal.

Guzan was named an All-Star in 2018 and ’19.

October 30, 2019 Atlanta - Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan (1) is not able to stop the game winning goal by Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon (18) in the second half during the Eastern Conference Final soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Toronto FC won 2-1 over the Atlanta United. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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