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Atlanta United brings back Anton Walkes

September 13, 2017 Atlanta. Atlanta United defender Anton Walkes reacts after scoring the  four goal of the team on stoppage time during the first half giving the Atlanta United a comfortable lead of four to nothing against the New England Revolution.
September 13, 2017 Atlanta. Atlanta United defender Anton Walkes reacts after scoring the four goal of the team on stoppage time during the first half giving the Atlanta United a comfortable lead of four to nothing against the New England Revolution.

Credit: MIguel Martinez

Credit: MIguel Martinez

Atlanta United has acquired Anton Walkes on a permanent deal.

Walkes, a 22-year-old centerback or fullback, played for Atlanta United in 2017 while on loan from Tottenham Hotspur in England’s Premier League. Walkes made 17 appearances, including two starts for the Five Stripes.

He returning to Tottenham and was sold to Portsmouth in July 2018. He has made 10 appearances in 2019-20 season for Portsmouth. He made 24 appearances during the 2018-19 season in helping Portsmouth finish fourth in England’s League One.

Walkes will provide depth at centerback for Atlanta United as well as at right back.

Here is the roster, currently containing 21 players:

Mo Adams, WB/DM

Ezequiel Barco, M/S

George Bello, FB/WB

George Campbell, CB

Andrew Carleton, M

Franco Escobar, CB/FB/WB

Julian Gressel, M/WB

Brad Guzan, GK

Emerson Hyndman, DM/CM

Alec Kann, GK

Lagos Kunga, S

Jeff Larentowicz, DM/CB

Brooks Lennon, FB/WB/M

Josef Martinez, S

Pity Martinez, AM/S

Brendan Moore, GK

Luiz Nascimento, M/S

Patrick Nielsen, CB*

Eric Remedi, DM/CM

Miles Robinson, CB

Hector Villalba, M/S

Anton Walkes, CB/RB

*Draft pick. Must sign contract.