17 Questions with Edwin Mosquera

In July, Atlanta United announced the signing of our newest player Edwin Mosquera. Mosquera arrived from Colombia on August 2 and trained with the team for the first time the following day. The Colombian winger started his career in Deportivo Independiente Medellín, where he quickly moved up the ranks and joined the first team only three years after signing. At Medellín, Mosquera played a total of 34 matches. Then, he was then loaned out to Juventude of Brazil’s Série A and later to Aldosivi of the Argentine first division.

Since his arrival to Atlanta United, Mosquera has trained with the team and met with media. We sat down with our no. 21 to get to know him a little more.

What are you looking forward to with Atlanta United?

I’m excited to already be at the stadium and since I saw videos of the matches it looked like a lot of people and that was exciting.

Why did you choose to come to Atlanta United?

Because I knew about the club, and I knew it was one of the best in the U.S. And I knew that I was going to be very comfortable here.

What’s something you want the 17s to know about you?

They can call me Shirra, I like to be called Shirra.

What player inspired you to play?

Robinho

What’s something you take with you to every game?

A blanket, it’s a good luck charm.

Favorite food?

Rice, with everything.

How would you describe your playing style?

Flashy. I think people will like it.

Is there a song or artist you really like?

Ritmo Exótico, Que Rico Amor

Least favorite food?

Avocado

Do you have any pets?

No, I’d love to but I don’t have time to take care of one.

Did you come with your family?

No, but I hope my mom and sister will come soon.

What has stood out to you about the club?

How it’s set up the entire organization.

How does it feel like being the first Colombian on the team?

I believe in doing things well, and I hope to continue opening doors for more Colombians.

What’s something you like to do off the pitch?

Write.

What’s the best advice you’ve received?

To meet new experiences without fear.

Favorite show growing up?

Woody the Woodpecker.

How would you describe yourself as?

Happy.