A look at Atlanta United’s roster entering 2024 season

Atlanta United midfielder Tristan Muyumba (8) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal against Inter Miami during the first half of an MLS soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Atlanta.

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Atlanta United midfielder Tristan Muyumba (8) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal against Inter Miami during the first half of an MLS soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Atlanta. Miguel Martinez / miguel.martinezjimenez@ajc.com

A look at each player on Atlanta United’s roster ahead of its eighth MLS season:

1 Brad Guzan

Age: 39

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Goalkeeper

How acquired: Bought from Middlesborough during the 2017 winter transfer window.

Contract: Through 2025 season.

Key stats (from last season): 27 starts, 61 saves and seven shutouts.

2024 outlook: In competition with Josh Cohen to be the team’s starter.

2 Ronald Hernandez

Age: 26

Nationality: Venezuela

Position: Fullback

How acquired: Bought from Aberdeen in Scotland in 2022 winter window after spending 2021 with team while on loan.

Contract: Through 2025.

Key stats: 14 appearances, 11 starts and one assist.

2024 outlook: A depth piece and spot starter on either side while competing to start for Venezuela in Copa America.

3 Derrick Williams

Age: 31

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Centerback

How acquired: Re-entry draft after 2023 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 21 starts last season for D.C. United.

2024 outlook: Competing with Luis Abram to be starter on left side.

4 Luis Abram

Age: 27

Nationality: Peru

Position: Centerback

How acquired: Bought from Granada before the 2023 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stats: 16 starts during regular season and three more in the playoffs.

2024 outlook: After emerging as starter last season, competing with Williams to start.

5 Stian Gregersen

Age: 28

Nationality: Norway

Position: Centerback

How acquired: Bought from Bordeaux in France during 2024 winter window.

Contract: Through 2028.

Key stats: 75 appearances and two goals in three seasons.

2024 outlook: Expected to anchor Atlanta United’s defense.

6 Bartosz Slisz

Age: 24

Nationality: Poland

Position: Central midfielder

How acquired: Bought from Legia Warsaw in Poland during 2024 winter window.

Contract: Through 2028.

Key stats: 258 appearances, 10 goals, 16 assists and numerous trophies during his club career in Poland.

2024 outlook: Expected to work with Tristan Muyumba to keep midfield organized and attack in sync.

7 Giorgos Giakoumakis

Age: 29

Nationality: Greece

Position: Striker

How acquired: Bought from Celtic in Scotland in 2023 winter window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 27 appearances, 17 goals and three assists; All-Star; MLS Newcomer of the Year.

2024 outlook: Lead the team in goals and compete for the Golden Boot.

8 Tristan Muyumba

Age: 26

Nationality: France

Position: Central midfield

How acquired: Bought from Guingamp in France in 2023 summer window.

Contract: Through 2027 season.

Key stat: 10 appearances, one goal and one assist.

2024 outlook: Expected to partner with Slisz to keep Atlanta United on track.

9 Saba Lobjanidze

Age: 29

Nationality: Georgia

Position: Winger

How acquired: Bought from Hatayspor in Turkey in 2023 summer window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: Nine appearances, three goals and four assists.

2024 outlook: Starter on right wing while doubling his goals and assists.

10 Thiago Almada

Age: 22

Nationality: Argentina

Position: Attacking midfielder

How acquired: Bought from Velez Sarsfield in Argentina during the 2022 winter window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 11 goals and 19 assists; MVP finalist; MLS Young Player of the Year; MLS Best XI.

2024 outlook: Be as impactful as he was in past two seasons and challenge for league MVP.

11 Brooks Lennon

Age: 26

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Fullback

How acquired: Acquired from Real Salt Lake during 2020 winter window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 33 appearances, 32 starts, 2,881 minutes, four goals and 10 assists, all personal bests.

2024 outlook: Extending the personal bests established last season in goals and assists, challenging for place on U.S. men’s team.

13 Dax McCarty

Age: 36

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Midfielder

How acquired: Signed as a free agent before the 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2025.

Key stat: 466 career appearances.

2024 outlook: Spot starter while providing depth and leadership in central midfield.

16 Xande Silva

Age: 26

Nationality: Portugal

Position: Winger

How acquired: Signed during 2024 winter window after he was acquired on loan from Dijon in France during 2023 summer window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 10 starts, two goals and three assists.

2024 outlook: Starter on left wing and tripling his goals and assists and improving on defense.

18 Derrick Etienne Jr.

Age: 27

Nationality: Haiti

Position: Winger

How acquired: Signed as a free agent before the 2023 season.

Contract: Through 2027.

Key stat: 25 appearances, one assist.

2024 outlook: Depth piece and spot starter on the wings or as an attacking midfielder.

20 Edwin Mosquera

Age: 22

Nationality: Colombia

Position: Winger

How acquired: Bought from Deportivo Independiente Medellín in Colombia during the 2022 summer. window.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 12 appearances, three goals and one assist.

2024 outlook: Expected to be a spot starter and impactful player off the bench, possibly playing for Colombia in Copa America.

21 Efrain Morales

Age: 19

Nationality: Bolivia

Position: Centerback

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before 2020 season.

Contract: Through 2025.

Key stat: 20 starts and 1,722 minutes, both career-highs, for Atlanta United 2.

2024 outlook: Likely will be loaned to Atlanta United 2 for the season to gain experience.

22 Josh Cohen

Age: 31

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Goalkeeper

How acquired: Signed as a free agent before the 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: Three league titles with Maccabi Haifi in Israel.

2024 outlook: Will compete with Guzan for the starting spot.

23 Adyn Torres

Age: 16

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Midfielder

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2028.

Key stat: Seven starts for Atlanta United 2 last season.

2024 outlook: Likely will be loaned to Atlanta United 2 for the season to gain experience.

24 Noah Cobb

Age: 18

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Centerback

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2023 season.

Key stat: 18 appearances, three goals and one assist with Atlanta United 2.

2024 outlook: Most of his minutes will come with Atlanta United 2 as he gains experience.

26 Caleb Wiley

Age: 19

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Fullback

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2022 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 30 appearances, 28 starts, 2,338 minutes, four goals and four assists, all personal-bests.

2024 outlook: Continue to start and earn spot on U.S. men’s Olympic team.

28 Tyler Wolff

Age: 20

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Midfielder

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2020 season.

Contract: Through 2025.

Key stat: 18 appearances, six starts, 642 minutes and five goals, all personal-bests.

2024 outlook: Expected to be as impactful off the bench as he was last season.

29 Jamal Thiare

Age: 30

Nationality: Senegal

Position: Striker

How acquired: Signed as a free agent during the 2023 summer window.

Contract: Through 2024.

Key stat: Seven appearances.

2024 outlook: Will back Giakoumakis and be a late-game sub.

31 Quentin Westberg

Age: 37

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Goalkeeper

How acquired: Signed as a free agent before the 2023 season and again before 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2024.

Key stat: Six starts, with one clean sheet.

2024 outlook: Will serve as third goalkeeper.

35 Jay Fortune

Age: 21

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago

Position: Midfielder

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2023 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 14 appearances, three starts, one assist and 88.9% pass completion rate.

2024 outlook: Will back up Muyumba and Slisz in central midfield as he gains experience.

37 Aiden McFadden

Age: 25

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Fullback

How acquired: Selected in 2021 MLS draft.

Contract: Through 2024.

Key stat: 25 appearances for Atlanta United 2 and Memphis, where he scored one goal with three assists.

2024 outlook: Will back up Wiley on the left side.

51 Nicolas Firmino

Age: 23

Nationality: Brazil

Position: Midfielder

How acquired: Signed from Atlanta United 2 before the 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2026.

Key stat: 27 appearances, 16 goals and six assists for Atlanta United 2; one appearance, one goal for Atlanta United.

2024 outlook: Will back up Almada and the wingers. Has shown he can be an impactful scorer.

52 Luke Brennan

Age: 18

Nationality: U.S.

Position: Winger

How acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract before the 2024 season.

Contract: Through 2028.

Key stats: 25 starts, four goals and five assists for Atlanta United 2.

2024 outlook: Likely will be loaned to Atlanta United 2 for the season so that he can gain experience.

Note: Contract lengths includes option years.

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Atlanta United’s 2024 schedule

Feb. 24 at Columbus, 2 p.m.

March 9 vs. New England, 7:30 p.m.

March 17 vs. Orlando, 7 p.m., FS1

March 23 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 31 vs. Chicago, 3:30 p.m., Fox

April 6 at NYCFC, 7:30 p.m.

April 14 vs. Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m., Fox

April 20 vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

April 27 at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

May 4 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

May 11 vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.

May 15 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

May 18 at Nashville, 1:30 p.m.

May 25 vs. LAFC, 7:30 p.m.

May 29 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

June 2 vs Charlotte, 4:30 p.m., Fox

June 15 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.

June 19 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.

June 22 at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

June 29 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

July 3 at New England, 7:30 p.m.

July 6 at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

July 13 at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

July 17 vs. NYCFC, 7:30 p.m.

July 20 vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 24 at L.A. Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 31 at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 14 vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21 at Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 vs. Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Orlando, 6 p.m.