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Atlanta United loans Edwin Mosquera to Argentina's Defensa y Justicia 


ATLANTA — Atlanta United announced Thursday it has sent midfielder Edwin Mosquera on loan to Defensa y Justicia of the Argentine Primera División for the 2023 season.

Mosquera, 21, joined Atlanta United last summer from Deportivo Independiente Medellín. He made 12 appearances, including one start, last season for Atlanta. The winger recorded his first assist in MLS on Aug. 21 in a 2-2 tie against Columbus Crew. Mosquera added a second assist in a 4-2 win against Toronto FC later in the season.

Prior to joining Atlanta, Mosquera made 55 first division appearances in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. He made 40 appearances for Independiente Medellín in Colombia before being loaned to Juventude in Brazil’s Série A in 2021. In January of 2022, the midfielder was loaned to Aldosivi in the Argentine first division where he made 14 appearances and recorded four assists.

TRANSACTION: Atlanta United loans Edwin Mosquera to Defensa y Justicia for the 2023 season on Feb 2, 2023.

2023 Atlanta United roster (as of Feb. 2, 2023)

Goalkeepers (4): Clément Diop, Justin Garces, Brad Guzan, Quentin Westberg  

Defenders (10): Luis Abram, Noah Cobb, Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Aiden McFadden, Efrain Morales, Juanjo Purata, Miles Robinson, Caleb Wiley  

Midfielders (11): Thiago Almada, Ozzie Alonso, Ezequiel  Barco*, Derrick Etienne Jr., Ajani Fortune, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno**, Matheus Rossetto, Amar Sejdić, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff  

Forwards (6): Luiz Araújo, Erik Centeno, Machop Chol, Jackson Conway, Erik López, Edwin Mosquera***

*On loan to River Plate through 2023 season

** On loan to Coritiba FC through 2023 season

*** On loan to Defensa y Justicia through 2023 season

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