Atlanta United signs Garza to multi-year deal

Greg Garza, who spent his first MLS season on loan from Tijuana, was signed by Atlanta United to a multi-year contract.

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While he didn't earn a recall to the U.S. national teams World Cup effort, the left back was selected to play for the MLS All-Stars and started against Real Madrid in Chicago.

Garza, 26, made 26 appearances and finished with two goals and five assists.

“Greg was an integral part of our first-year success and we’re happy we were able to bring him back on a permanent basis,” said Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra. “He’s a natural fit for our style of play and in addition to his on-field performance, which was recognized by his place in the MLS All-Star Game, Greg has become an important figure in the locker room.”

2018 Atlanta United roster:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, *Alec Kann.
Defenders: *Mikey Ambrose, **George Bello, Greg Garza, Michael Parkhurst, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Miles Robinson.
Midfielders: Miguel Almiron, Andrew Carleton, Carlos Carmona, Chris Goslin, *Julian Gressel, Kevin Kratz, Chris McCann, *Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu.
Forwards: **Lagos Kunga, Josef Martinez, **Patrick Okonkwo, Jacob Peterson, Brandon Vazquez, Hector Villalba, *Romario Williams.
*2018 options picked up.
**2018 Homegrown signings.

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