Atlanta United announced today it has waived midfielder Luiz Fernando. With the departure of Fernando, United clears an international spot in its roster. The spot is expected to be filled by newly signed Jurgen Damm.
“We wish Luiz nothing but the best of luck in his future and are grateful for his service to the club over the last two years,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said.
Fernando only made one appearance for United, coming in as a sub against Motagua in the CONCACAF Champions League in February of 2020.
The Brazilian native signed with United in August 2019 after a successful tenure with Atlanta United 2. Fernando appeared in 32 matches with Atlanta United 2 and scored two goals along with four assists.
Before coming to Atlanta, he spent three seasons with the Richmond Kickers and began his soccer career with Corinthians’ youth academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2020 Atlanta United roster (as of July 1, 2020)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Brendan Moore
Defenders (10): George Bello, George Campbell, Edgar Castillo, Franco Escobar, Jon Gallagher, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Laurence Wyke.
Midfielders (10): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Andrew Carleton**, Manuel Castro, Jurgen Damm, Emerson Hyndman, Jeff Larentowicz, Jake Mulraney, Eric Remedi, Matheus Rossetto
Forwards (5): Adam Jahn, Lagos Kunga*, Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez, JJ Williams.
* – on loan with Phoenix Rising
** – on loan with Indy Eleven