Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Estudiantes on January 26, 2017.
Gonzalez Pirez is an experienced central defender who played in the Argentinean Primera Division for five seasons before joining the Five Stripes last year. He started 32 games in 2017 and Atlanta will look to him to solidify the team's backline alongside fellow center back Michael Parkhurst.
INTERNATIONAL: Pirez has played at the U-17, U-20 and U-22 levels of the Argentina Youth National Team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Pirez joins Atlanta with more than 100 professional appearances, a majority of which were spent in the Argentine top flight. The Buenos Aires native has played domestically for River Plate, Tigre and Estudiantes, while making loan stops with Arsenal de Sarandí and Belgian Pro League club Gent.