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Atlanta United 2 signs Jose Carranza and Devon Sandoval

ATL UTD 2 today announced the signings of midfielder Jose Carranza and forward Devon Sandoval, pending league and federation approval.

“We are excited to add Devon and Jose in advance of our home opener at Coolray Field on Saturday,” head coach Scott Donnelly said. “These are two experienced attacking players who will add an element to our group. Devon can score goals and provide a great deal of presence for us, as well as bringing maturity and toughness. Jose gives us versatility in a few attacking spots, has international experience, and is hungry to make his mark. I couldn’t be happier to add these two to our group and to the club.”

A 19-year-old midfielder, Carranza joins ATL UTD 2 from North Carolina FC where he began his professional career in 2017. He spent four years in the D.C. United Academy system before joining North Carolina FC where he ultimately made nine total appearances. Carranza was also in the U.S. Soccer residency program and featured with the U-18s.

Sandoval, 26, joins ATL UTD 2 from the NASL’s San Francisco Deltas, where he was a member of the 2017 NASL Championship squad. His professional career began in 2013 when he was selected by Real Salt Lake in the second round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Sandoval spent four seasons with RSL and made 74 appearances, scoring seven goals. He has experience in USL after spending time on loan with Carolina RailHawks, now North Carolina FC, and Real Monarchs. Sandoval played collegiately at San Diego State University and the University of New Mexico.

ATL UTD 2’s season begins Saturday, March 24 against New York Red Bulls II at Coolray Field for the club’s inaugural match. For the full schedule, and details on ticket information for ATL UTD 2, please visit www.atlutd.com/2.

PLAYER PROFILE

Name: Jose Carranza

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5-6

Weight: 150

Birthdate: Jan. 18, 1999 (19)

Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia

Nationality: USA

Acquired: Signed with ATL UTD 2 on March 22, 2018

Name: Devon Sandoval

Position: Forward

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Birthdate: June 16, 1991 (26)

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nationality: USA

Acquired: Signed with ATL UTD 2 on March 22, 2018

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