Best of 2017: Players on Social Media

2017 brought so much for Atlanta United fans to talk about on the field, but the Five Stripes squad has plenty of skills off the field as well. From jokes to fan messages and everything in between, here are the best social media posts from Atlanta United players this year, in chronological order.

Dreams No Longer

A moment many Atlanta United fans will remember for a long time, but none for as long as Andrew Carleton. The Georgia native commemorated his MLS debut with this picture-perfect moment.

Más Cerca Que Más Lejos

Roughly translating to "getting closer and closer..." Josef Martinez gave Atlanta United fans something to cheer about as they anxiously awaited his return from injury. Plus, a special look at the technology he's using to rehab, which looks straight out of a sci-fi movie.


Más cerca que más lejos...

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Brad's Bobby Dodd First Impression

After wrapping up his season in the Premier League, Brad Guzan had to wait until the transfer window opened to officially become an Atlanta United player. But that didn't stop him from experiencing the atmosphere of the Five Stripes nation from the crowd.


What a great first trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium! 👏👏👏 @atlutd

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The Polar Bear Arrives

Michael Parkhurst welcomed fellow U.S. international Brad Guzan to Atlanta with a shoutout to his nickname, the Polar Bear. We'll let Parky and Brad explain the meaning of that one...

You Don't Stop Those...

Chris Goslin's unbelievable bicycle kick goal for the U.S. National Team was definitely worthy of a social media post from the young midfielder.

I'm Back

The Instagram post that broke the Atlanta United internet. Miguel Almirón decided to announce his return from injury on his own Instagram page, welcome news for fans of the Five Stripes.


I'm back 🤙🏻⚽️ El tiempo de Dios es perfecto 🙏🏻

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Leandro Says Thanks

Many players went straight to the fans to thank them for an incredible season after the final match of the season, and Leandro González Pirez's was definitely one that stood out.

Bobby's USSF aspirations

2017 was a time of change for U.S. Soccer, with the team's elimination from World Cup Qualifying followed by an election for USSF president. With several people throwing their hat into the ring, it seemed Bobby was the only one who didn't run!

Garza Returns

Greg Garza became a crucial piece of the Atlanta United squad in his first year on loan with the club, so fans were thrilled to find out he was coming back on a permanent transfer for year number two.

Julian Pops The Question

A pro debut, an end-of-season award, and so much more –– 2017 was quite a year for Julian Gressel. What better way to cap it off than with a proposal. Congratulations, Julian!