HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 30, 2018.
A 2011 MLS MVP finalist, Shea is looking to rejuvenate his career with MLS Cup champions Atlanta United after a journeyman chapter that has recently seen him bounce around from England to Orlando and Vancouver, struggling to lock down a starting role at each stop. A left back who can also play at left wing, Shea will add to ATLUTD's squad depth during what will be a busy season in which they will hope Shea's patented powerful, accelerating runs can help them to more silverware.
OUTSIDE MLS: Shea left Dallas after the 2012 season to pursue his career in England, signing with Premiership side Stoke City. Although he only three appearances for the Potters, he also spent time at Barnsley and Birmingham City on loan.
INTERNATIONAL: Shea has 34 senior US men's national team appearances, and was a resident of the Bradenton program. He has scored four goals for the United States.
NOTES: 2013 Gold Cup champion...2011 MLS All-Star...MLS Best XI selection (2011)