If we’re talking pure name value, the Atlanta United roster is going to battle for a playoff position in its first Major League Soccer season.
With a bevy of exciting talent already on board, the club announced the addition of Carlos Carmona to the fray.
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The 29-year-old Chilean has 50 caps and has appeared in the last two World Cups. Club-wise, Carmona was recently with Atalanta after having spent time with Reggina, O’Higgins, and Coquimbo Unido.
“Having represented Chile at each of the last two FIFA World Cups, in addition to his extensive experience in Serie A, Carlos brings veteran leadership and a versatile skillset to our club,” Atlanta United president Darren Eales said.
“He fits in naturally with our style of play and also addresses an area of need. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the club.”
Carmona joins DPs Hector Villalba, Josef Martinez, and Miguel Almiron, as well as MLS vetersn Jeff Larentowicz and Michael Parkhurst. Brad Guzan will arrive after the Premier League season, and ex-Premier League striker Kenwyne Jones is also on the roster.
Atlanta United will have to come together as a team, but MLS should beware if that happens quickly (but don’t let up if they go ahead in a big game. Too soon? Yes, we’re bitter).