2017 National Signing Day

National Signing Day: Six Atlanta United Academy Players Headed for NCAA Division I

National Signing Day has arrived which marks one of the most significant and memorable moments for high school athletes. Though many of them make verbal commitments to colleges and universities, today is the first time that athletes are allowed to officially sign for their prospective schools.

Less than a year ago Atlanta United formed its Academy and today the club witnessed six of its U-18 members sign letters of intent to play soccer at NCAA Division I schools. This is not only a testament to the hard work and determination of the players but to their desire to pursue higher education while continuing to play the sport they love at the next level.

Congratulations to all of our players as well as all the athletes around the country who have participated in National Signing Day and committed to collegiate athletics!

Below is the list of Atlanta United’s first ever National Signing Day class.


Michael Ille - Clemson University

(Former Club: Concorde Fire SC)

Kareve Richards - Mercer University

(Former Club: KSA Soccer Academy)

Sam Morton - Princeton University

(Former Club: Georgia United Soccer Alliance)

Lagos Kunga - Furman University

(Former Club: DDY Soccer)

Bryce Washington - Rutgers University

(Former Club: Concorde Fire SC)

Machop Chol - Wake Forest University

(Former Club: DDY Soccer)


A special thanks to the parents, coaches, former clubs, family, and friends who have supported and encouraged these Academy players to achieve their dreams and reach the next stage in their life.