Atlanta United announced on Wednesday that it has signed goalkeeper Brendan Moore. The 26-year-old shotstopper has spent the majority of his career in the lower leagues of England, with stops at Fleetwood Town, Torquay United, and most recently Rochdale. Moore went to high school at Centennial High in Roswell.
5-Stripes don't stop ⚫️#ATLUTD signs goalkeeper @Brendan_Moore24 ➡️ https://t.co/ovHSTHa2kg pic.twitter.com/2Mcrg7W7PH— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) January 9, 2019
Moore becomes the third goalkeeper on the roster, joining perennial starter Brad Guzan and back-up Alec Kann. Mitch Hildebrandt had his contract option declined by the club at the beginning of the offseason.
“Brendan is a talented young goalkeeper with a bright future and we’re pleased to have added him to our roster,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He’s a local product with valuable professional experience in England and he’ll add quality to overall group of goalkeepers.”
It’s hard to say where Moore fits into the picture at this point, but perhaps he’ll push Kann for the back-up spot or possibly spend some time with the reserve team.
Welcome to the squad, Brendan.