Atlanta United signs Chris Goslin

Atlanta United has signed Chris Goslin as its second Homegrown Player.

He joins Andrew Carleton, who was the team’s first Homegrown Player.

Atlanta United will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017.

Goslin is a 16-year-old midfielder from Locust Grove.

Goslin is currently with the U.S. under-17 national team.

“I’m very excited for Chris and the future of our club,” Atlanta United coach Gerardo Martino said in a statement from the team. “I was able to see Chris play with the U17s and he has huge potential. I look forward to working with him.”

A mix of players from Atlanta United’s under-16 and under-18 academy teams will participate in the Generation adidas Cup in Philadelphia, which starts on Friday. Goslin will participate, but Carleton will not because he is on loan with Charleston, which is in the USL playoffs.

A Homegrown Player in MLS is one who has come through the team’s academy. The players do not count against the team’s salary cap unless they are slotted into the senior team.

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