Atlanta United 2 announced on Tuesday that it had signed Gambia native Baboucarr Njie. Njie joins the club from N.C. Wesleyan College, where he scored 15 goals and added 7 assists as a junior in 2019.
“Baboucarr is a well-rounded midfielder that suits our style of play,” coach Stephen Glass said in a statement. “He is sound defensively and has the ability to get forward and score goals, as his record in college shows. Baboucarr impressed us at our showcase and we’re pleased to add him to our group.
Along with his time with N.C. Wesleyan, the 24-year-old Njie spent 2018 in the PDL (now known as USL League Two) with the North Carolina FC U-23 team.
Njie is the 3rd signing for ATL UTD 2 this week. On Monday, the club announced that it had signed Virginia forward Daniel Steedman, while UNC Wilmington forward Phillip Goodrum, Atlanta United’s 3rd-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, was inked to a contract with the USL club.
Welcome to Atlanta, Baboucarr!