Alec Kann, a native of metro Atlanta, will stick with his native city’s Major League Soccer club for a fourth season.
Atlanta United FC re-signed the veteran goalkeeper for the 2020 season, the club announced Tuesday.
“Over the last three years, Alec has consistently worked hard on a daily basis to be prepared to step up when his name is called and we’re pleased to have re-signed him,” Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement. “He brings a level of competition and experience to our group of goalkeepers that is vital and is something we strive for at every position.”
Kann, 29, made two starts for the club last season, but made nearly every gameday roster as the primary backup to starter Brad Guzan. Kann started between the pipes for the Five Stripes in their 3-2 Campeones Cup victory over Club America of Liga MX. He started one other match as well, a U.S. Open Cup win over the Charleston Battery.
Since joining the club via the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft, Kann has made 25 starts, including the first 18 matches in club history during the 2017 season, a stretch in which he notched four clean sheets. Kann has also appeared in 11 games for Atlanta’s USL Championship affiliate, ATL UTD 2.
Atlanta United now have 23 players under contract for the 2020 MLS season.