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Andrew Carleton to play in 2017 MLS Homegrown Game vs. Chivas U-20’s

He’s an all-star...kinda

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Another Atlanta United player is set to take part in Major League Soccer’s All-Star festivities in Chicago. After Greg Garza and Miguel Almiron were voted into the MLS All-Star Game by the fans, Andrew Carleton has been named to the league’s Homegrown team to play Chivas de Guadalajara’s under-20 team a day before the big one against Real Madrid.

The 17-year-old from Powder Springs is the first Homegrown Player in Atlanta United’s history and has been a fixture for the United States under-17 national team. He joins a who’s who of MLS HGP’s to take on one of Liga MX’s best developmental systems. Hopefully he gets to play a ton of minutes and does something GIF-worthy as he seems to do every time he takes the field.

The Homegrown team will be coached by USMNT and MLS legend Brian McBride. The game is on August 1 at Toyota Park in Chicago. While it hasn’t been announced yet, previous editions of this match have been streamed on

2017 MLS Homegrown Game Roster

Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)

Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Ballou Tabla (Montreal)

Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson (LA Galaxy)