Atlanta United confirmed the acquisition of centerback Luis Abram on Thursday, as reported Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Abram, 26, agreed to a three-year contract. He will occupy an international slot on the MLS team’s roster. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
“Luis is a talented center back who brings a lot of experience at both the club and international level at just 26 years old,” Vice President Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement provided by the club. “We expect him to make an immediate impact on our back line, and we’re excited to welcome him to the club.”
Abram will join a position group that includes Miles Robinson and JuanJo Purata. Robinson and Purata are right-footed. Abram is left-footed.
Abram joins after playing for Granada in Spain’s second division. He has 257 appearances as a pro for teams in his native Peru, Argentina, Spain and Mexico. Abram played alongside Thiago Almada at Velez Sarsfield in Argentina. Abram has made 33 appearances for Peru’s national team.
Abram is Atlanta United’s fourth signee, joining Derrick Etienne, Quentin Westberg and Clement Diop. They re-signed Amar Sejdic. The team also reportedly has signed striker Giorgos Giakoumakis but hasn’t yet completed the paperwork.
Atlanta United’s roster (as of Feb. 2)
Goalkeepers (4): Clément Diop, Justin Garces, Brad Guzan and Quentin Westberg
Defenders (10): Luis Abram, Noah Cobb, Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Aiden McFadden, Efrain Morales, JuanJo Purata, Miles Robinson and Caleb Wiley
Midfielders (11): Thiago Almada, Ozzie Alonso, Ezequiel Barco*, Derrick Etienne, Ajani Fortune, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno**, Matheus Rossetto, Amar Sejdić, Santiago Sosa and Tyler Wolff
Forwards (5): Luiz Araújo, Erik Centeno, Machop Chol, Jackson Conway and Erik López
* On loan to River Plate through 2023 season
** On loan to Coritiba FC through 2023 season
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Atlanta United’s 2023 MLS schedule
Feb. 25 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 7:30 p.m.
March 4 vs. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
March 11 at Charlotte FC, noon, Fox
March 18 vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m.
March 25 at Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.
April 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
April 8 at New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.
April 15 at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
April 23 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 4:30 p.m., FS1
April 29 at Nashville SC, 1:30 p.m., Fox
May 6 at Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.
May 13 vs. Charlotte FC, 7:30 p.m.
May 17 vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m.
May 20 at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m.
May 27 at Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.
May 31 vs. New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m., FS1
June 3 at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.
June 10 vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
June 21 vs. New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.
June 24 at New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
July 2 vs. Philadelphia Union, 4 p.m., Fox
July 8 at CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
July 12 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m.
July 15 vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m., FS1
Aug. 20 at Seattle Sounders, 10:30 p.m.
Aug. 26 vs. Nashville SC, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 30 vs. FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 vs. Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 vs. CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 at FC Cincinnati, TBA
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