Atlanta United picks midfielder, goalkeeper in draft’s final rounds

Atlanta United selected Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu with the No. 2 pick in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. The team picked Creighton goalkeeper Alex Kapp in the fourth round.

Wheeler-Omiunu is a midfielder from Harvard. He played in 64 games, scoring four goals with six assists in college.

Kapp (6-foot, 190 pounds) played four years at Boston College before transferring to Creighton. With the Eagles, he started 36 games. At Creighton, he started 23 games, making 78 saves with a goal-against average of 0.84.

The first two rounds of the draft were held last week in Los Angeles.

Atlanta United selected Syracuse defender Miles Robinson with the No. 2 pick in the first round, and Providence midfielder Julian Gressel with the No. 8 pick in the first round .

The team’s announced acquisitions are: goalkeepers Alec Kann, Kapp and Alex Tambakis, defenders Mikey Ambrose, Mark Bloom, Greg Garza, Zach Loyd, Michael Parkhurst and Robinson, midfielders Yamil Asad, Miguel Almiron, Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin, Gressel, Harrison Heath, Kevin Kratz, Jeff Larentowicz, Chris McCann and Wheeler-Omiunu, and forwards Kenwyne Jones, Jeffrey Otoo, Jacob Peterson, Brandon Vazquez, Hector Villalba and Romario Williams.

Technical director Carlos Bocanegra said last week that the team is expected to announce more signings this week.

The team will start training camp Monday in Bradenton, Fla. The roster likely will be at from 34-36 players, including several from the team's academy.

Its first preseason game will be Feb. 11 against Chattanooga FC at Finley Stadium. Its season opener will be against New York Red Bulls on March 5 at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.