HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Atlanta United with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Gressel made an immediate impact in his first year in MLS with five goals and nine assists while featuring in 32 matches. The Atlanta United midfielder went on to win 2017 MLS Rookie of Year and will hope to build off of a great rookie campaign in 2018.
COLLEGE: A four-year starter at Providence, Gressel made 83 career appearances while scoring 30 goals and tallying 26 assists. He finished second all-time in Providence history for goals, assists and points. The Germany native was named Big East Co-Offensive Player of the Year (2016), First Team All-Big East (2016), Big East All-Tournament Team (2016, 2015, 2014) and Big East All-Rookie Team (2013). He also helped pilot the Friars to the Semifinals of the NCAA College Cup in 2014.
YOUTH: Prior to attending Providence, Gressel played at several German Clubs including TSV Neustadt/Aisch, FC Eintracht Bamberg and SG Quelle Furth.