ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2021) — Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed Atlanta United Academy midfielder David Mejia, pending league and federation approval.
Mejia made 26 appearances and eight starts for Atlanta United 2 over the past two seasons, recording five goals and one assist. He made 10 appearances with one start in 2020, scoring three goals and adding an assist in 198 minutes. Mejia then started seven of his 16 appearances in 2021 and scored two goals in 681 minutes. Mejia made his professional debut on July 19, 2020 against Memphis 901 and scored his first goal on July 30, 2020 against Miami FC.
“David has shown great progress throughout his time with our Academy and he’s earned a professional contract with the club,” Atlanta United 2 head coach Jack Collison said. “David’s worked hard to utilize the club’s pathway, which is a credit to his commitment and the program that we have in place. He’s proven that he can perform at the professional level and we’re excited for him to take this important next step in his development.”
Mejia, 18, joined the Atlanta United Academy in August of 2018 when his family moved from Jacksonville, Florida to the Atlanta area. The Lima, Peru native made 24 appearances with the U-17s that season. He has spent the past two seasons with the U-19s as well as Atlanta United 2.
Name: David Mejia
Birthdate: Aug. 23, 2003 (18)
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Transaction: Atlanta United 2 signs David Mejia on Dec. 13, 2021
2022 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of Dec. 13, 2021)
Defenders (1): Aiden McFadden
Midfielders (3): Ajani Fortune, David Mejia
Forwards (1): Darwin Matheus
ABOUT ATL UTD 2
ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the United Soccer League Championship (USL Championship) affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. ATL UTD 2 joined USL for its expansion 2018 season and plays its home matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.