As followers await the tip of the MLS switch window, Atlanta United 2 introduced the signing of attacking midfielder Matías Gallardo through free switch from River Plate for the rest of the 2023 season and the mortgage of defender Chris Gloster MLS. The membership has a workforce possibility for 2024 on Gallardo.
Gallardo, 19, joined River Plate’s Academy in 2014 when his father, Marcelo Gallardo, was named supervisor of the First Crew. Earlier than his switch, he confronted steep competitors towards a bevy of #10 choices for River Plate II and transferred to Atlanta United 2. Gallardo is way from the primary River Plate reference to Atlanta United. Ezequiel Barco and Leandro Gonzalez Pirez at the moment play for the primary workforce. With Gallardo’s legendary father on sabbatical after a protracted tenure at River, there’s loads of motive to invest about whether or not Marcello Gallardo could be considering main Atlanta United if the place grew to become obtainable.
Gloster, 22, is an intriguing possibility for Atlanta. He’s a as soon as highly-touted youth prospect at left-back for New York Metropolis FC, making 15 appearances throughout all competitions within the 2021 and 2022 seasons and represented the U.S. on the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, and the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup with each groups reaching the quarterfinals. Gloster is out of contract with NYCFC and is at the moment unavailable to be signed as a free agent inside the MLS construction. In response to the present Collective Bargaining Settlement, gamers like Gloster might be made obtainable in Stage One of many Re-Entry Draft. This signing probably provides Atlanta United an opportunity to trial him with the 2s forward of the Re-Entry course of as competitors in 2024 at left-back for the primary workforce, and permit Wiley to maneuver again to the wing.
Total, these are stable additions to a 2s workforce beneath the playoff line. The 2s will return to motion towards Columbus Crew 2 on July twenty eighth. That might be a closed-door match solely obtainable on Apple+.