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Jon Gallagher loaned to Aberdeen FC

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Atlanta United sends the right back to Scotland for the rest of the season

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Atlanta United announced today that it has loaned defender Jon Gallagher to Aberdeen FC of the Scottish Premiership for the remainder of the 2019 MLS season.

“This is a good opportunity for Jon to take the next step in his development,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a press release. “Aberdeen has a strong track record of developing on-loan players and Jon will have the chance to compete for playing time against strong competition that includes Europa League qualifiers.”

Gallagher, 23, was taken in the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft as a winger out of Notre Dame, During his time at Atlanta United playing for Atlanta United 2, Gallagher has adapted to changing positions to right back. At the USL level, he’s combined to appear in 37 career matches with 34 starts and seven goals in two seasons. He finished the 2018 season leading ATL UTD 2 with six goals.

Best of luck to Jon during his time at Aberdeen.