Q&A: Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron

Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron put on a show during an eight-on-eight training session at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

The midfielder scored four goals, showing speed and technical ability that are some of why the MLS club made him their second Designated Player.

Almiron, a native of Paraguay, joined Atlanta United from Lanus in Argentina.

Though he is learning English, he used an interpreter to answer a few questions:

Q: Why agree to come to Atlanta United and Major League Soccer?

A: It’s a great challenge to come here. I think the club has potential to do big things. They are going to accomplish good things this season.

Q: How much did you know about Major League Soccer before you agreed to join Atlanta United?

A: I knew about it because my teammate from the Paraguayan national team, Nelson Valdez, played here. He told me about it. He said the league is growing every year.

Q: When you hear that 27,000 season tickets have been sold, what’s your impression?

A: It’s really beautiful that it’s happening. It’s really important for the city that the fans are going to be there supporting us during games.

Q: Have you been able to spend any time in Atlanta? If so, where did you go and what did you do?

A: When I came to sign the contract I stayed for five days. I didn’t have time to see much, but from what I did see I think my family and I will have a great time.

Q: Your family will join you?

A: My father, my mother and my girlfriend.

Q: Tell a little bit about yourself off the field? Favorite movies, TV shows, video games….

A: I’m a calm person. I like movies a lot, TV shows. I like playing soccer in my free time.

Q: What’s your favorite movie and TV show?

A: I like horror movies, dramas and action movies.

Q: Is there a particular player or team you are looking forward to playing this season?

A: Seattle. For Nelson.

Q: What happened with the rumored interest with Arsenal?

A: I don’t know. It could have been just rumors. But when Tata called I didn’t hesitate to say yes.