HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Atlanta United with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Gressel followed his MLS Rookie of the Year campaign with an even stronger season in 2018. He set new single-season career-highs in games played (33), starts (33), minutes played (2,945) and assists (14). Gressel continued to show his versatility, playing as a winger, a wing back or in central midfield
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.