“I’m very excited for Chris and the future of our club,” recently hired Atlanta United head coach Gerardo Martino said. “I was able to see Chris play with the U-17s and he has huge potential. I look forward to working with him.”
Goslin and Carleton, who are both in U.S. U-17 Residency in Bradenton, Florida, were teammates on the U-16 Georgia United team that in the 2014-15 season was the only non-MLS club to reach the U.S. Soccer Development semifinals.
Atlanta United merged with Georgia United Soccer Alliance, giving the pair Homegrown status with the expansion MLS franchise.
Goslin played 11 games with Georgia United's U-18 Development Academy team during the 2015-16 season while also playing for Coach John Hackworth's U.S. U-17s.
“As a club, we’ve set out to commit considerable resources to building the strongest academy in the league, in an effort to lay a firm foundation for our future,” said Atlanta United President Darren Eales. “Identifying and developing the best youth players from the Atlanta area has been a priority and Chris certainly has the ability and potential to become a key member of the First Team.”