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ATL UTD 2 sign four players including loanees from River Plate and Manchester United

The 2’s get stronger ahead of the 2021 season.


Atlanta United 2 announced the signing of four players ahead of the 2021 USL season. The club has added Darwin Matheus, Matias Benitez, Connor Stanley, and Chris Allan to the roster.

Matheus, a 19-year-old winger, joins the club on a transfer from Venezuelan club Zamora FC.

Benitez, 20, is being loaned to the 2’s from River Plate’s reserve team. He is primarily a forward.

Stanley joins the club on loan from Manchester United. He is a 19-year-old forward.

Finally, Allan is a 22-year-old midfielder who came up in Sunderland’s academy before coming to the U.S. to attend the University of Charleston in West Virginia.

ATL UTD 2’s season kicks off Saturday April 24 away to Louisville City FC.

2021 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of April 1, 2021)

Goalkeepers (1): Rocco Ríos Novo*

Defenders (2): Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Jack Gurr

Midfielders (3): Abdoulaye Diop, Robbie Mertz, Chris Allan

Forwards (5): Amadou Macky Diop, Phillip Goodrum, Darwin Matheus, Matías Benítez*, Connor Stanley*

*on loan for the 2021 USL Championship season