The Charleston Battery are holding an Invitation Camp on Friday afternoon which is expected to host nearly 30 different players. All players will be competing for a few select spots on the Battery's roster for the 2016 season.
Atlanta United's first ever signing, Alexander Tambakis, will be in attendance, but he won't be the only AUFC-affiliated player to take part in the camp.
Along with the goalkeeper, Atlanta United are also sending over four more players to take part in the camp.
Fans of Atlanta United FC may be interested in this year's camp roster. In addition to Tambakis â the club's first-ever signing â Atlanta is sending along three American youth internationals and at least one veteran professional from Ecuador. The academy prospects are U.S. U17s Andrew Carlton (midfielder) and Christopher Goslin (midfielder), both of them participants in the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. They'll be joined by a third academy player from Georgia. All three are expected to arrive Friday evening and participate over the weekend.
Three Atlanta-area youth players will be joining Charleston for this camp. Andrew Carleton and Christopher Goslin are both heading the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program will join Charleston along with a third unknown youth player.
Another player AUFC are sending along is a mystery player from Ecuador. No hints have been given as to who this could be other than he's not young. So, good luck with your research and hunting with that one small clue.
Atlanta United sending over players is all part of the affiliation with Charleston and one of the main benefits. Having three youth players come and play with professionals is a perfect way to judge where their current talent levels lie. Perhaps if any of them impress enough they could get picked up by Charleston and see some minutes this season.