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Lost in Translation: A weird Twitter rumor involving French and Atlanta United

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Romario Williams was a star for the University of Central Florida. He scored 18 goals in his three years at the school and was drafted with the third overall pick by the Montreal Impact in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Thanks to a roster numbers game there just isn't room for Williams on this year's roster and the Impact are planning to loan him out for this season, according to their technical director.

Somehow in all this, the city of Atlanta has entered the equation. According to a reporter from the French-Canadian outlet RDS, Williams is headed to "Atlanta". He later follows up that "Atlanta" will loan him to a USL side. So this infers that the "Atlanta" is indeed Atlanta United with the USL club being their affiliate the Charleston Battery.

To be confirmed by the club later, but the destination for Romario Williams would be Atlanta #IMFC - via Google Translate

@phil_thesaint Atlanta may lend it to another USL club indeed - via Google Translate

This still doesn't account for the loan report. If Romario Williams is being loaned to Atlanta United, they couldn't in turn loan him to another club. One can only assume that something has been lost in translation and Atlanta United is somehow acquiring Williams outright and then loaning him to Charleston. 

In reality? Who knows what is actually happening, but it's something to keep an eye on. A respected outlet like RDS wouldn't just link a player to Atlanta United without any reason.

In summation: