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Jeff Larentowicz returns to Atlanta United for fourth season

He’s back, baby!

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Round One-New England Revolution at ATLANTA United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United announced on Thursday that midfielder Jeff Larentowicz will return to the club for a fourth season. The veteran was a free agent after the 2019 season but will remain with the Five Stripes.

“Jeff has played an important role for our team over the past three seasons and we’re pleased to have re-signed him,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a press release. “Since joining the club, he has been a consummate professional and his experience and leadership have been invaluable for our group.”

Contract details for the 36-year-old were not disclosed in the announcement. Larentowicz is a member of the inaugural Atlanta United roster and the team’s third most capped player in their history.

His leadership and reliability in the midfield is invaluable to the club. Age doesn’t seem to be a factor in how effective he can be, so bringing him back for another season had to be a no-brainer for the team’s brass.