A native of Powder Springs, Ga., Andrew Carleton became Atlanta’s first Homegrown Player on June 9, 2016. He then joined USL affiliate Charleston Battery on loan for the rest of the season, while also featuring with the club’s academy team and U.S. Youth International Teams. Carleton made his MLS debut at age 16 against Houston Dynamo on May 20. At the youth level, Carleton began playing with his home club Georgia United Soccer Alliance, now the Atlanta United Academy. He has represented the U.S. National Team at the U-14, U-15, U-16, U17 and U-18 levels. Carleton started all five games for the U.S. U-17 squad that reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, where he scored two goals and notched three assists.
2017 (Atlanta United): Made his first team debut in the 86th minute of 4-1 against Houston on May 20. US Open Cup: Started and went 90 minutes at Miami FC on June 28, where he took a team-high six shots and drew a penalty. U.S. Soccer Development Academy: Carleton helped lead the Atlanta United U15/U16’s to a national championship, scoring four goals in three tournament games, including both goals in the final to lead Atlanta past reigning champion FC Dallas 2-1.
2016 (Charleston): Carleton spent the 2016 season on loan with the Charleston Battery in the USL with teammates Alexander Tambakis and Chris Goslin. The 16-year old made four appearances between USL league play and the playoffs, totaling one assist and five shots, one on goal.
2015-2016 (Georgia United U17-18): Carleton scored eight goals and registered four assists in 15 games, 11 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: He has featured with the U.S. Youth National Team beginning at the U-15 level. He represented the U-17 National Team at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, helping to lead the team to the quarterfinals of the tournament. He started all five games and recorded two goals and three assists. Carleton scored a goal in the U.S.’ 3-0 win over India and tallied a goal and two assists in a 5-0 victory over Paraguay that sent the U.S. to the quarterfinals. During his time with the U-15 National Team, Carleton scored seven goals in five matches at the 2015 Tournament delle Nazioni. In 2016, he scored 15 goals for the U-17 squad. Carleton netted a brace in three consecutive games against Jamaica (Nov. 6), Portugal (Nov. 30) and Turkey (Dec. 2).