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Report: Atlanta United's Chris McCann to go on loan to Coventry City

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Atlanta United's first signing of the summer transfer window, Chris McCann, will spend the next six months on loan to Coventry City, according to the Coventry Telegraph. The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Doug Roberson was first to report the story in Atlanta.

Coventry City plays in England's third division, League One, and is a good place for McCann to continue preparing himself to join MLS in 2017. The loan will last until the New Year and will presumably join the Atlanta United preseason camp upon his return to the states.

The midfielder spent last year playing in League One and helped promote Wigan Athletic to the Championship before his departure.

The 28-year-old will need to serve a three-match ban due to a straight red card in the 94th minute of a 4-1 defeat by Barnsley in the last match of last season. Another notable is the link between Atlanta United academy director, Rich Money, and his connection to Coventry City. Money was once the academy director for the English club.