Atlanta United announce the signing of Brazilian midfielder Luiz Fernando from United’s USL team, Atlanta United 2. Fernando signed with ATLUTD2 squad back in November of last year so he has had experience playing around with the some of the bench and reserve players with the second team. One speculation of Fernando signing with the 1st team was that he was seen celebrating United’s Campeones Cup victory over Club America last Wednesday at the Benz with the team in the locker room and for the trophy presentation. Atlanta United VP and technical director Carlos Bocanegra expressed that he has impressed him and the rest of the coaching staff with the amount of development he has had over the years playing in USL and in the youth academies for Corinthians, a football club in Sao Paulo, Brazil is hometown. Fernando took full advantage and opportunity of his time with the second team and Bocanegra hopes that he will develop as a first team player in the near future. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, he started his career in the youth academy of Corinthians down in Brazil before spending three seasons with the Richmond Kickers. Welcome to the 5-Stripes Luiz!
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