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Atlanta United 2 Signs Defender Ethan Dudley

May 16, 2024 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro)
Atlanta United 2 News Release

ATLANTA - Atlanta United 2 today announced that it has signed free agent defender Ethan Dudley. The former Northwestern defender spent the 2023 season with Crown Legacy FC before signing with Union Omaha (USL League One) ahead of their 2023 playoff run. Dudley is signed through July 16 with a team option to extend through the end of the 2024 season.

At Northwestern, Dudley was the only player to start all 17 matches in 2022 and was the team leader in minutes (1,522), goals (four) and points (10). Prior to joining the Wildcats, Dudley spent four years at Florida Gulf Coast, where he played in 48 matches and made 31 starts from 2018-21. In 2020, he was honored as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the ASUN All-Tournament Team.

Atlanta United 2 (2-5-1, 8 points) kicks off its first back-to-back road trip on Saturday, May 18 as the club faces divisional rivals Huntsville City FC at 8:00 p.m. ET (Apple TV - MLS Season Pass, Soccer Down Here). Some ATL UTD 2 matches are available with an MLS Season Pass subscription, located on the Apple TV app while the remainder of matches are streamed live on

Player Profile:

Name: Ethan Dudley

Position: Defender

Height: 6-4

Birthdate: April 11, 2000 (24)

Birthplace: St. Johns, Florida

Citizenship: United States

Transaction: Atlanta United 2 signs free agent Ethan Dudley through July 16 with a team option to extend through the 2024 season.

2024 Atlanta United 2 Roster (as of May 16, 2024):

Goalkeepers (2): John Berner, Jayden Hibbert

Defenders (4): Ethan Dudley, Matt Edwards, Daniel Russo*, Ramzi Qawasmy

Midfielders (6): Javier Armas, Alan Carleton, Erik Centeno^, Matías Gallardo, Noble Okello, Jacob Williams

Forwards (2): Ashton Gordon, Karim Tmimi

* On season-ending injury list

^ On loan from Atlanta United through 2024 season

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