Atlanta United’s Rossetto obtains green card

Sept. 19, 2020 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta United midfielder Matheus Rossetto (9) kicks the ball in the second half against Miami at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Atlanta. JASON GETZ FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Sept. 19, 2020 - Atlanta, Ga: Atlanta United midfielder Matheus Rossetto (9) kicks the ball in the second half against Miami at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Atlanta. JASON GETZ FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz

Atlanta United midfielder Matheus Rossetto has earned a U.S. green card and will no longer count against the team’s International slots.

Rossetto, a native of Brazil, joined the club before the 2020 season. He made 15 appearances, including 10 starts, last season.

Rossetto’s green card is important because Atlanta United had too many international players and not enough roster space. Last week, before the green card was secured, Rossetto was loaned to Atlanta United 2 so that Alan Franco, recently signed and a native of Argentina who occupies an International slot, could be added to the first-team roster.

The team’s International players are Jurgen Damm, Franco, Ronald Hernandez, Franco Ibarra, Erik Lopez, Lisandro Lopez, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Santiago Sosa and Anton Walkes. Fernando Meza is listed on the MLS website as being an International, but he is on loan to Defensa y Justicia in Argentina.

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