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Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and wife welcome their first child

LGP becomes a DAD

MLS: MLS All-Star-Homegrown Game Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez has enjoyed a great second season on the pitch for Atlanta United, but his best news is set to come off of it. The Argentine defender and his wife have welcomed their first child, born Tuesday. Gonzalez Pirez has missed training to be with his wife and newborn, but was present for the session on Wednesday morning and he is expected to travel with the team for its match Friday at Orlando.

Today I am undoubtedly finishing the happiest day of my life, I am in bed lying thinking about everything that I lived and my tears fall. If ever in my life I had imagined something as perfect as it was, I never would have believed it I AM DAD !! It’s the greatest act of love and happiness I had and I think I’ll have it! I want to thank you@meldibosbecause you banked her like a lioness because you gave me this great gift of life and that I will not forget I never love you infinitely and always will! I AM VERY BUT VERY HAPPY !!! Welcome to the world EMÍLIA GONZÁLEZ DIBOS! — Translated via Google

The 26-year old and his wife have adapted well to life in Atlanta and are now set to welcome their first child together, which is an incredible new chapter in their lives. A leader for Atlanta, Gonzalez Pirez will now play the role of a new father and like most things, he’ll undoubtedly excel as a dad.

Congratulations to Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and his wife! Here’s hoping we get to see a baby celebration from him very soon. The Atlanta United family has a very important, new member.