Atlanta United announced it has signed midfielder Luiz Fernando to an MLS contract. The 22-year-old joins from the club’s USL Championship team, Atlanta United 2.
Fernando is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and was signed by ATL UTD 2 Nov. 19, 2018. In his first year with ATL UTD 2, Fernando appeared in 21 matches with 16 starts and recorded one goal and two assists. The Brazilian was second on the team in chances created.
Prior to joining Atlanta, Fernando spent three seasons with the Richmond Kickers where he made 78 appearances, scored six goals and recorded six assists. He began his career in Corinthians’ youth academy in São Paulo before signing with Richmond.