Atlanta United appears to be adding yet another Homegrown Player to its ranks. According to Soccer By Ives, the Five Stripes are set to add Machop Chol as their latest Homegrown signing.
Chol, 22, is likely a familiar name if you’ve been following the club’s youth players over the years. He joined the Atlanta United Academy when it first started back in 2016. After graduating from the academy, he attended Wake Forest and played all four years.
The Sudan native is a very tall (6’2”) and lanky winger with the ability to both score and create. During his time in college, he amassed a total of 13 goals and 17 assists.
Chol’s place among the current depth chart remains to be seen. He could compete with the likes of Jake Mulraney and Tyler Wolff as a depth winger option off the bench. Or he could head to ATL UTD 2 on loan to get a consistent run of games.
According to the report, the club also has defender and former academy player Bryce Washington of Pittsburgh on their Homegrown radar and have the right to sign him until May.