Atlanta United announced today it has loaned forward JJ Williams to Birmingham Legion FC for the remainder of the 2020 season.

The 22-year-old forward was acquired by Atlanta on March 9 from Birmingham and made one appearance for Atlanta United and one start for Atlanta United 2.

A Generation adidas signing prior to the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Williams was selected with the 18th pick by Columbus Crew SC and went on to make seven MLS appearances and three starts. Williams was then loaned to Birmingham where he made 23 appearances in 2019. The forward finished joint-first in goals scored (seven), third in shots (41), and eighth in chances created (15) for Birmingham in the regular season. Additionally, he scored the winning goal in Legion FC’s 3-2 win over North Carolina FC in the play-in round of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs.

Transaction: Atlanta United loans forward JJ Williams to Birmingham Legion FC for remainder of 2020 season.