ATLANTA —Atlanta United today announced its year-end roster moves ahead of the 2022 MLS season. In addition to the 21 players already under contract for 2022, the club exercised contract options on Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, Jackson Conway, Alex De John, Franco Escobar, Brooks Lennon and Amar Sejdic.
The club declined contract options on Mo Adams, Josh Bauer, Alec Kann, Ben Lundgaard and Cubo Torres. The loan for Ronald Hernández expires at the end of the calendar year.
Players under contract for 2022 (21): Luiz Araújo, Ezequiel Barco, George Campbell, Machop Chol, Jürgen Damm, Alan Franco, Andrew Gutman, Brad Guzan, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Erik López, Josef Martínez, Efrain Morales, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Miles Robinson, Matheus Rossetto, Santiago Sosa, Anton Walkes, Bryce Washington, Tyler Wolff
Option exercised (7): Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, Jackson Conway, Alex De John, Franco Escobar, Brooks Lennon, Amar Sejdic
Option declined (5): Mo Adams, Josh Bauer, Alec Kann, Ben Lundgaard, Cubo Torres
Players out of contract: none
End of loan (1): Ronald Hernández
The MLS offseason officially begins Sunday, Dec. 12 at 9:00 a.m. with the Half-Day Trade Window. The MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, Dec. 14. End-of-Year Waivers and MLS Free Agency will open Wednesday, Dec. 15. For a full breakdown of the MLS offseason calendar, click here.
2022 Atlanta United roster (as of Dec. 1, 2021)
Goalkeepers (1): Brad Guzan
Defenders (12): Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, George Campbell, Alex De John, Franco Escobar, Alan Franco, Andrew Gutman, Brooks Lennon, Efrain Morales, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Bryce Washington
Midfielders (10): Ezequiel Barco, Jürgen Damm, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Amar Sejdic, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff
Forwards (5): Luiz Araújo, Machop Chol, Jackson Conway, Erik López, Josef Martínez
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.