Atlanta United might have their goalkeeper for 2017 lined up, and it not who was expected earlier this week.
Hearing @bguzan is signing with @ATLUTD for the 2017 @MLS season. #MLSCup— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) December 9, 2016
Holding the top spot in the MLS Allocation Order makes this move possible for Atlanta United if the 32-year-old goalkeeper from Middlesbrough returns to MLS. He started his career in the league with Chivas USA before leaving for Aston Villa in 2008.
Guzan has 53 caps for the U.S. national team in addition to over 150 games in England as a professional. He is currently struggling for playing time with newly promoted Middlesbrough, and is reportedly looking to return to the United States in the January transfer window.
Earlier in the week, it appeared that Atlanta United would make a trade on Sunday for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson. With Twellman’s report, that could be off the table.
Thoughts on Brad Guzan in goal for Atlanta United in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: The Sean Johnson trade is still on. He could be flipped of other assets.
Told by multiple sources that Atlanta's trade with Chicago for Sean Johnson is still on. Johnson could end up being flipped elsewhere by ATL— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) December 9, 2016