Atlanta United extends loan of Ronaldo Cisneros

Atlanta United announced Tuesday that it extended the loan of Ronaldo Cisneros through the end of the MLS season. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)

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Atlanta United announced Tuesday that it extended the loan of Ronaldo Cisneros through the end of the MLS season. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Atlanta United announced Tuesday that it extended the loan of Ronaldo Cisneros through the end of the MLS season.

Cisneros, 25, is on loan from Chivas in Mexican pro league LIGA MX. He was brought to Atlanta United in March as cover for Josef Martinez.

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Cisneros, who has played striker or on the left wing, is tied for the team lead with four goals in league competition. Cisneros said many times he hoped the loan would be extended, and there is an option to purchase Cisneros from Chivas at the end of the loan.

“The kid is good, the kid is playing, the kid is doing the right things,” manager Gonzalo Pineda said. “I think he fits the culture and the type of player we want in Atlanta United. So I’m very happy.”

Cisneros came up through Santos Laguna, where he made 121 appearances and scored 22 goals before signing with Chivas before the 2018 Clausura season.

Atlanta United will play at the Red Bulls on Thursday.

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Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS schedule

Feb. 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1

May 15 Atlanta United 2, New England 2

May 21 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

May 28 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 1

June 19 Atlanta United 2, Miami 0

June 25 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 1

June 30 at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 3 at NYCFC, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 9 vs. Austin, 7 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 13 vs. Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

July 17 vs. Orlando, 3 p.m., ABC

July 24 at L.A. Galaxy, 9:30 p.m., FS1

July 30 at Chicago, 5 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 6 vs. Seattle, 3 p.m., ABC

Aug. 13 at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 17 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Aug. 21 at Columbus, 5:30 p.m., FS1

Aug. 28 vs. D.C. United, 4 p.m., UNIV

Aug. 31 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., FS1

Sept. 4 at Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX

Sept. 10 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 14 at Orlando, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 1 at New England, 1 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE