HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from AFC Bournemouth on July 1, 2019 with an option to purchase. Purchase option exercised on December 9, 2019 and signed to multi-year contract.
A technically gifted central midfielder with experience in both the English Championship and Scottish Premier League, Hyndman joined Atlanta on loan in July and made 15 league appearances (10 starts), recording one goal and three assists in 983 minutes. Hyndman also made two appearances and one start in the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, in addition to helping the Five Stripes win their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup titles, tallying a goal and an assist in the former and their opening goal in the latter.
INTERNATIONAL: Hyndman has represented the United States from the U-17 level all the way up to the senior National Team. He made his USMNT debut at 18 years old when he was subbed on in a friendly against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3, 2014. The following summer, Hyndman captained the United States U-20 National Team in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played all five matches and scored two goals in group play.
OUTSIDE MLS: Hyndman joined the Fulham academy in 2011 at age 15 and made his pro for them debut three years later, on August 9, 2014. He later featured for AFC Bournemouth, as well as Rangers and Hibernian in the Scottish Premier League. He enjoyed his best pro stint to date with Rangers in the second half of the 2016-17 SPL season, scoring four goals in 13 games to earn the club's Young Player of the Year honors.
PERSONAL: Hyndman's grandfather is former FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman.