Atlanta United announced Monday afternoon a new contract extension with goalkeeper Brad Guzan through 2023.
Guzan arrived in Atlanta in the summer of the inaugural season in 2017 and since then, has appeared and started in 98 matches for the Five Stripes.
“Brad has been one of the top goalkeepers in MLS since joining our team in the summer of 2017 and we are pleased to have agreed to a long-term contract extension,” said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra. “Brad epitomizes the type of professional player we want at Atlanta United, and as a key member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, we hope to see him represent our club at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He’s thoroughly deserved this extension and we look forward to him anchoring our team for years to come.”
In 2019, Guzan started in 45 matches and finished the MLS season with 14 clean sheets, which tied the league lead in 2019 and set a new single-season franchise record.
Also, Guzan has been selected by the United States Men’s National Team 64 times and played in two World Cups in 2010 and 2014. Guzan has also appeared for the USMNT in two different Gold Cups and two Copa America.
With the USMNT set to play in the CONCACAF Final Four of the League of Nations in the summer and World Cup qualifiers later in 2020, it’ll be important for Guzan to maintain his good form in order to be considered for a spot in the USMNT.