Atlanta United introduced at the moment that it has agreed with U-22 ahead Erik Lopez to mutually terminate his contract that can go into impact subsequent yr.
Precisely nothing went proper for Lopez’s Atlanta United tenure. Upon being signed in the summertime of 2020, the Paraguayan worldwide was unable to be registered to the squad till the next season. That yr, head coach Gabriel Heinze featured him regularly however to little success, with the ahead scoring only one in 868 league minutes.
That stretch was mainly Lopez’s solely stint with the group. He went on to go on mortgage to Banfield the next yr in 2022 the place he solely performed 415 minutes and didn’t rating. He had one substitute look for Atlanta United this season in a 6-1 loss to the Columbus Crew.
It stays unsure what mechanism is getting used to terminate the contract. MLS permits groups one “buyout” per yr, with Atlanta already having used their 2023 buyout on Josef Martinez. However nevertheless it occurs, that is the top of the street for Lopez in Atlanta.