Atlanta United 2 announced it has signed Aiden McFadden, the midfielder who was selected by Atlanta United in the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. McFadden was eligible to return to Notre Dame upon being drafted, but has opted to begin his professional career which starts this Saturday when the 2s go on the road to take on USL powerhouse Louisville City.
McFadden, 22, made 49 career appearances, 38 starts, for Notre Dame and finished with six goals and six assists. The West Chester, Pennsylvania native broke through in his 2018 sophomore campaign, making 11 starts and playing in all 21 matches for the Fighting Irish. That season he scored three goals and tallied one assist while helping Notre Dame reach the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
In 2019, McFadden started 17 of 19 matches and scored two goals. During this past season, he started all nine matches and notched a career-best four assists.