TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Atlanta United have signed Brazilian winger Luiz Fernando from ATL UTD 2, their USL Championship affiliate, the club announced Wednesday.
Fernando, 22, moved to the United States when he was 19 after featuring for Corinthians' youth side. He played for Richmond Kickers in USL before joining ATL UTD 2, where he has 21 appearances and one goal.
“When we brought Luiz in, we saw someone who fit our player profile and hoped that in our system, he could develop into a First Team player. Over the last year, he’s put in that work and has earned an MLS contract,” VP and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a club statement. “He is a great example of the type of professional we strive to have at this club, as he took full advantage of his opportunity with ATL UTD 2 and has shown the work ethic to continuously improve all facets of his game.”