Atlanta United’s front office was very busy during the three-hour trade window on Sunday. In the only window for player transactions before Tuesday’s Expansion Draft is completed, United acquired four new players, General and Targeted Allocation Money, and an international player slot.
The club kicked the morning off by announcing that it had acquired veteran defender Michael Parkhurst from Columbus Crew SC for GAM.
They followed that with a trifecta of additions. Harrison Heath was acquired from Orlando for the club’s natural Fourth Round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
Kevin Kratz was added from Philadelphia for Atlanta’s natural Fourth Round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
Finally, Romario Williams was brought in from Montreal for a conditional third Round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The pick could turn into a second round pick if Williams appears in a MLS match for the first team.
The onslaught of moves continued as two transactions were announced at once with Sean Johnson coming to Atlanta from Chicago for GAM and then getting shipped to New York City FC for GAM and TAM.
The window concluded with the acquisition of an international player slot from the Colorado Rapids for the 2017 and 2018 season for a second round SuperDraft pick in 2017. Atlanta now have nine international player slots with seven currently filled.
Atlanta now have 14 players on their roster with five more guaranteed to be added during the Expansion Draft. Stay tuned for more...