ATLANTA (July 6, 2021) —Atlanta United today announced it has acquired midfielder Amar Sejdic from CF Montreal in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM), with the potential to rise to $150,000 GAM if performance incentives are met. The trade is effective as of July 7, once the Secondary Transfer Window opens.
“We’re really pleased to add Amar to our roster and look forward to him joining the club immediately,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He’s a smart, responsible midfielder who has recently started to come on for Montreal. He’ll add competition to our group of midfielders as we prepare for an important stretch of the season.”
Sejdic, 24, was selected by CF Montreal in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. In three seasons, he’s appeared in 22 matches with 12 starts. During the 2021 MLS Regular Season, he’s made seven appearances and four starts, including Montreal’s last two matches. In 2020, Sejdic made 14 appearances with seven starts while scoring two goals. He also started in Montreal’s lone MLS Cup Playoff match, adding an assist in a 2-1 loss to New England. Sejdic made three appearances during the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory vs. Olimpia in the second leg match of the quarterfinals.
A graduate from the University of Maryland, Sejdic had an illustrious college career that was capped off by winning the 2018 NCAA Championship, in which he scored the game’s loan goal, en route to being named the College Cup Most Valuable Player. In four seasons at Maryland, he played in 82 matches, scored 22 goals and added 16 assists.
Name: Amar Sejdic (pronounced Say-ditch)
Birthdate: Nov. 29, 1996 (Age: 24)
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Citizenship: United States, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Transaction: Atlanta United acquires Amar Sejdic from CF Montreal in exchange for $100,000 GAM on July 6, 2021.
2021 Atlanta United roster (as of July 6, 2021)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Ben Lundgaard
Defenders (14): Mikey Ambrose, Josh Bauer, George Bello, George Campbell, Alex De John, Franco Escobar, Alan Franco, Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Efrain Morales*, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes
Midfielders (12): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Machop Chol, Jürgen Damm, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Amar Sejdic, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff
Forwards (4): Jackson Conway, Erik Lopez, Josef Martinez, Erick “Cubo” Torres
- on loan with Newell’s Old Boys
- on loan with New York Red Bulls
* - on loan with Defensa y Justicia
** - on loan with ATL UTD 2
ABOUT ATLANTA UNITED
Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,548), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit: www.atlutd.com, and follow @ATLUTD.