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UPDATE: Atlanta United selects Andrew Gutman with top pick in MLS re-entry draft

Atlanta United is making moves in the MLS re-entry draft today.

SOCCER: JAN 13 2017 MLS SuperDraft Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After trading up for the top spot in today’s MLS Re-Entry Draft (Stage 1), Atlanta United selected the MLS rights to defender Andrew Gutman, who is on loan from Celtic of the Scottish Premiership. Gutman is a left back that played for FC Cincinnati last season.

Moments ago, the club acquired the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s Re-Entry Draft (Stage 1) from FC Cincinnati in exchange for the No. 4 pick and $75,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, teams select in the reverse order of their finish during the 2020 season, taking into account playoff performance.

Players who are eligible to be selected in the Re-Entry Draft include players who are at least 22 years old and have a minimum of one year of MLS service, who are out of contract and did not receive a Bona Fide Offer or whose contract options were not exercised by their clubs.

The list of players eligible for selection can be found here.

This story may still be developing, and we’ll continue to update here as news breaks.