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Michael Parkhurst to retire at end of season

Thanks for everything, Captain

MLS: MLS Cup-Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst announced on Monday that the current season will be his last as a professional and that he’ll be retiring after the Five Stripes’ last match.

Parky has been an unbelievable role model for the club, league and American soccer during his long and prosperous career. He’s been nothing but pure class since day one in Atlanta as the club’s first and only permanent captain so far.

We will pay a bigger tribute in the future when the time is right. For now, all we can say is thanks for everything, captain. Let’s get one more trophy before you go.