Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Estudiantes on January 26, 2017.
Gonzalez Pirez is an experienced left-footed central defender who played in the Argentinean Primera Division for five seasons before joining the Five Stripes. He played and started 32 matches during the regular season and started all five of Atlanta United’s MLS Cup Playoff matches, helping the team keep three clean sheets, including a 2-0 win in the 2018 MLS Cup Final against Portland.
INTERNATIONAL: Pirez has played at the U-17, U-20 and U-22 levels of the Argentina Youth National Team.
OUTSIDE MLS: Pirez joined 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.