Atlanta United announced today that it has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with starting goalkeeper Brad Guzan that will extend through the 2023 season.
Guzan has been the team’s No. 1 goalkeeper since arriving during the summer transfer window of Atlanta’s inaugural season in 2017. He was signed on a free transfer from Premier League side Aston Villa.
“Brad has been one of the top goalkeepers in MLS since joining our team in the summer of 2017 and we are pleased to have agreed to a long-term contract extension,” said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra in a press release. “Brad epitomizes the type of professional player we want at Atlanta United, and as a key member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, we hope to see him represent our club at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He’s thoroughly deserved this extension and we look forward to him anchoring our team for years to come.”
The U.S. international has appeared in MLS 81 times for the Five Stripes during the regular season, securing 44 wins. The 35-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down. His 14 clean sheets in 2019 was a career-high.
In addition to his leadership and steady play in net, he’s been a part of two championship winning sides, capturing the 2018 MLS Cup and 2019 U.S. Open Cup.
Guzan appears to have the Atlanta goalkeeping job locked up for the foreseeable future, giving them at least one position of stability in an era of constant roster turnover.