If you aren’t the first choice goalkeeper at your club, chances are you won’t be on the field that often. That was the unfortunate reality for Alec Kann in 2019.
Games Played: 2 appearances, 2 starts (U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup)
Clean sheets: 0
What went right this season?
Having only made two appearances for the first team in 2019, it’s somewhat difficult to rate Kann’s season. He started in the both the Campeones Cup victory and Atlanta’s first U.S. Open Cup victory of 2019 against the Charleston Battery. Kann didn’t maintain a clean sheet in either match, but the Five Stripes went on to win both competitions. The American also started four matches for Atlanta United 2 and maintained two clean sheets across those four matches.
What does he need to improve on?
Once again, it’s difficult to gauge what Kann needs to work on. I will say that Kann never seemed upset or stirred up issues because of his lack of first team minutes, so he should receive credit for his professionalism.
What role will he play in 2020?
Due to a lack of details regarding his contract, it’s unclear if he will be in Atlanta next season. Kann is already 29 years old and it looks like Guzan will be sticking around for 2020. With that in mind, Kann might want to move on to another club to be the first choice goal keeper. If he does go, Atlanta wouldn’t have too many problems replacing him.
Overall Player Grade: B