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Goalkeeper Alec Kann has signed with FC Cincinnati, following negotiations with Atlanta United FC after becoming a free agent.

“We had an agreement with Alec to re-sign in free agency, however, an opportunity came up for him to be the No. 1 goalkeeper after doing a great job as our No. 2 over the last five seasons. He joined Atlanta United for our expansion season in 2017 and was a great teammate, a great person and we want to thank him for his service to the club,” said Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra.

Free Agency in MLS opened immediately following the End-of-Year Waivers process, on December 15 for players who are at least 24 years old with at least five MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. There is no limit on the number of Free Agents a team may sign each year. 

A native of Decatur, Georgia, Kann was picked by Atlanta United FC in the fifth round of the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft, and started 18 matches in the club's inaugural season in 2017. In 2021, Kann started five matches of the MLS regular season.