Atlanta United update, Day 4

After a wild Thursday on the player announcement front, Atlanta United took to the field at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for today’s morning session.

Chris McCann is displaying his acceleration in the shot above. Looks like someone on the far end got an even quicker start though…

In the afternoon, Bruce Arena announced theย first 23-man squad in his new tenure in charge of the U.S. national team. United’s left back Greg Garza will be part of the squad that faces Serbia on Sunday.

As the club builds out its social media presence, they broke out the Spectacles. Specifically for Snapchat, they might end up being a big hit for fans.

The Miguelito y Tito show might need to expand to feature the whole banda.

Terminando el entreno,la banda intacta โœŒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

A post shared by Tito Villalba (@titovillalba15) on

Doug Roberson posted a great story at Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a behind-the-scenes account of how Atlanta United was able to acquire Brad Guzan. It’s a must-read:

The goalkeeper position was a focus of some of the news coming out of Bradenton today. Roberson also profiled Decatur’s Alec Kann, one of the competitors in the battle to see who will be the number one on Opening Day while Guzan is still in England. MLSSoccer.com writer Sam Stejskal dropped this bit of news in the afternoon:

In some very important news from earlier in the week, Kenwyne Jones needs your help Atlanta. Someone help your favorite striker out.

The club left us with a compilation of the best pictures from Bradenton so far as the communications team has earned a well-deserved rest.

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