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Yamil Asad: I’m grateful for the year I spent with Atlanta United

The new D.C. United forward says he hopes to build the same chemistry with his new team that he did in Atlanta.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Atlanta United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. United’s Yamil Asad (it still feels really weird seeing and typing that) sat down for an in-depth interview with FutbolMLS upon his arrival in the nation’s capital. While the 23-year-old’s attention is squarely on getting acquainted with his new team, he did have some nice words to say about his time in Atlanta.

The much-publicized disagreement between Asad and Atlanta United regarding his compensation is in the past. He admits that there was a possibility of him returning to the Five Stripes after the departure of Carlos Carmona, but the Argentine says an agreement couldn’t be worked out.

One aspect of Asad’s game that won over fans in Atlanta was his selflessness. He says that he hopes to bring that attribute to D.C. as well.

“I’m very calm,” he said. ”As I did in Atlanta and I will continue to do in my career, I will think about the team, the priority is to form a good group, build a good team, and we are on that path. the individual, much better“.

Regarding his time in Atlanta, Asad says that things didn’t end how he had hoped, but he’ll always be grateful for the season he spent with the team. He specifically singled out the coaching staff and the fans in his praise.

“On Atlanta I’m just going to say words of thanks,” he insisted. ”So much for the coaching staff as for the fans and my teammates, I’m totally grateful for the year I spent there, maybe not everything was resolved as one wanted with Atlanta, but that’s it, that’s part of the past,” he said. ”Today I have to focus on DC and I will try to give everything with this team, which is what we all want.” — Translated via Google