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Atlanta United signs Tyler Wolff as Homegrown

Atlanta United forward Tyler Wolff #28 passes the ball during full team training at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta, Ga., on Monday June 29, 2020. Major League Soccer announced that as of Thursday, June 4, clubs may return to full team training in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)
Atlanta United forward Tyler Wolff #28 passes the ball during full team training at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta, Ga., on Monday June 29, 2020. Major League Soccer announced that as of Thursday, June 4, clubs may return to full team training in compliance with detailed health and safety protocols that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

Atlanta United on Thursday announced it signed Tyler Wolff as a Homegrown player.

Wolff, son of Austin FC manager and Stone Mountain native Josh Wolff, is the team's seventh Homegrown signing. He played for the team during the preseason and will be part of the traveling group headed to Orlando, Fla., for the MLS tournament.

“Tyler is a young attacking player who has shown a lot of potential, and we’re excited that his development will continue at Atlanta United,” team vice president Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement provided by the team.

“Since joining the academy, he’s shown the drive and determination to get to that next level. We’ve been able to challenge Tyler in high-level academy matches, the USL environment, and first-team environment and he’s shown he’s belonged at each level. On the field, he has the quality and versatility to play anywhere across the front four, and we believe he has capability to grow into a key contributor at the pro level.”

Wolff, 17, joins Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin, George Bello, Lagos Kunga, Patrick Okonkwo and George Campbell as Homegrown signings. Goslin and Okonkwo were released following the 2019 season having never appeared for the senior team in a league game. Kunga and Carleton are on loan with USL teams for the remainder of the season.

Wolff scores goals. He notched 14 in 11 appearances during 2019-20 Academy season.