Date of Birth11.14.1998 (23)
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed a Homegrown Player contract on Jan. 19, 2021
The 22-year-old winger was an original member of Atlanta United's U-18 academy team and spent the last four years at Wake Forest where he had 13 goals and 17 assists in 62 appearances. He was born in Sudan but he and his family emigrated to the United States in 2000.
OUTSIDE MLS: Began his youth career playing for Decatur-DeKalb YMCA (DDYSC). He joined the Atlanta United academy for the inaugural 2016-17 season and helped lead the U-18s to the Southeast Division title, scoring 11 goals in 28 games. He then committed to national powerhouse Wake Forest.
COLLEGE: A four-year letterman at Wake, Chol played in 65 games with 42 starts and scored 13 goals and added 17 assists. During the shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chol played and started in eight games, scoring three goals with two assists. After playing in 13 games without a start as a freshman, Chol broke through during the 2018 season as a sophomore. He played in all 21 games, started 14, and scored a career-high five goals while adding seven assists as Wake Forest finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the country. The following year, Chol played in 23 games, started 20 and scored four goals with a team-high eight assists, leading Wake Forest to the national semifinals.