ATLANTA – Atlanta United today announced it has signed Noah Cobb to a Short-Term Agreement ahead of this weekend’s match against CF Montreal. Cobb, who has featured for Atlanta United 2 and the Academy’s U-17s this season, was recalled from the current U.S. U-19 National Team camp in California.
A 16-year-old defender, Cobb joined Atlanta United’s Academy in 2018 at 12 years old. He signed with Atlanta United 2 on March 22 and will join the First Team permanently as a Homegrown Player effective Jan. 1, 2023. At the USL level this season, he started each of the team’s first five games of the season, playing all 540 minutes, before departing for Generation Adidas Cup to play with Atlanta United U-17s squad. There, he helped the U-17s to a second-place finish in Group H to qualify for the knockout stage. Despite missing the last three games while with the U-17s, Cobb still ranks eighth in USL Championship in clearances.
Per MLS rules, a club may sign a player from its affiliate (MLS NEXT Pro or USL) to a maximum of four Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) each season (maximum of 16 days). An individual player may be included on up to four MLS league season match rosters each season, however, that player may appear in no more than two MLS league season matches. An individual player may appear in any number of non-league games during the terms of his four Short-Term Agreements.
Atlanta (3-3-2, 11 points) returns to action Saturday, April 30 when it travels to face CF Montreal at Stade Saputo (4 p.m., Bally Sports Southeast, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
TRANSACTION: Atlanta United signs Noah Cobb to a short-term agreement on April 29, 2022.
Name: Noah Cobb
Birthdate: July 20, 2005 (16)
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee
2022 Atlanta United roster (as of April 29, 2022)
Goalkeepers (5): Dylan Castanheira+, Justin Garces*, Brad Guzan+, Rocco Ríos Novo^^, Bobby Shuttleworth
Defenders (11): Mikey Ambrose, George Campbell, Noah Cobb^^^, Alex De John, Alan Franco, Andrew Gutman, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Efrain Morales*, Miles Robinson, Bryce Washington, Caleb Wiley
Midfielders (12): Thiago Almada, Osvaldo Alonso+, Ezequiel Barco**, Erik Centeno, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Amar Sejdic, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff
Forwards (7): Luiz Araújo, Machop Chol, Ronaldo Cisneros^, Jackson Conway, Dom Dwyer, Erik López*, Josef Martínez
*-On loan to Atlanta United 2
**-On loan to Club Atlético River Plate
*-On loan to Club Atlético Banfield
^-On loan from Chivas Guadalajara
^^- On loan from Club Atlético Lanús
^^^- On Short Term loan Agreement from ATL UTD 2
+- On Season-Ending Injury List
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-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.