Atlanta United added another piece to their midfield Monday as their Concacaf Champions League preparations intensify.
The Five Stripes signed 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Rossetto to a deal using targeted allocation money. Rosetto comes to Major League Soccer from Athletico Paranaense in Brazil.
“Matheus is a technically gifted midfielder who gets around the field well,” Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a club statement. “He fits our club profile, having already played in 70-plus league matches at only 23-years-old, along with international experience in Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. We’re pleased to add him to the team and look forward to him strengthening our midfield immediately.”
Atlanta will be Rosetto’s second team in his club career. He rose through the ranks at Athletico Paranaense and earned his professional debut in 2015.
The 23-year-old was a part of the club’s Copa Sudamericana title run in 2018 and made 71 appearances in the Brazilian Serie A.
With two weeks until the start of the CCL round-of-16 clash against Motagua, the Five Stripes have nine midfielders on the roster, including Ezequiel Barco, Emerson Hyndman and Jeff Larentowicz.