Atlanta United have accomplished the signing of goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño till the top of the 2022 MLS season with an choice to increase his keep past that time, the membership introduced Monday.
The 26-year-old arrives as a free agent following a spell with Liga MX aspect Chivas Guadalajara, the place he made 85 appearances throughout all competitions, preserving 21 clear sheets. At worldwide degree, the goalkeeper has been capped 5 occasions for Mexico together with his newest outing coming in a 3-1 Concacaf Nations League win over Panama in October 2019.
Gudiño’s arrival gives Atlanta United some much-needed depth between the sticks with No.1 Brad Guzan and backup Dylan Castanheira each sidelined long-term with Achilles accidents. Of their absence, veteran Bobby Shuttleworth has donned the gloves, whereas Argentine prospect Rocco Rios Novo impressed in a 2-0 win over Inter Miami on Sunday.
“Raúl was a free agent that was well-sought after and we’re happy to have the ability to safe his providers for Atlanta United,” vice chairman and technical director Carlos Bocanegra mentioned in a membership press launch. “He’s a goalkeeper with expertise in massive environments and we’re trying ahead to integrating him into the group.”
Gudiño will occupy a global roster slot and can formally be a part of Atlanta United when the MLS secondary switch window opens on July 7, together with his potential debut coming two days later in opposition to Austin FC.
“Very glad and enthusiastic about this new stage in my profession. Proud to come back to this nice membership,” the goalkeeper wrote in a social media publish.
In addition to Chivas, Gudiño additionally has expertise at membership degree with APOEL FC, CF União Madeira, and FC Porto B – showing as soon as within the Uefa Champions League in a 1-1 draw in opposition to Borussia Dortmund with the previous.
Following their victory over Inter Miami on Sunday, Atlanta United sit ninth within the Jap Convention forward of an away triple-header in opposition to Toronto FC, the New York Pink Bulls, and NYCFC.