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Atlanta United Loans Efrain Morales to ATL UTD 2

April 16, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

ATLANTA - Atlanta United today announced defender Efrain Morales has been loaned to Atlanta United 2 for the duration of the 2021 season.

Morales, 17, signed as a Homegrown Player on Aug. 13, 2020 and made his first appearance for ATL UTD 2 on Aug. 15 against Charleston Battery, scoring on his debut. Overall last season, he played in four games, started two and scored one goal. He originally joined the Atlanta United Academy for its inaugural season in 2016-17, playing for the U-12s. He made 22 appearances and scored four goals. He quickly jumped age groups the following season, splitting time equally between the U-15s and U-14s and appearing in 16 matches for each team. He broke through during the 2018-19 season, where he was called-up to the U.S. U-15 National Team for camps in August 2018 and January 2019.

Player Profile

Name: Efrain Morales

Position: Defender

Height: 6-3

Weight: 170

Birthdate: March 4, 2004 (Age: 17)

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia

Hometown: Suwanee, Georgia

Citizenship: United States, Bolivia

Transaction: Atlanta United loans Efrain Morales to Atlanta United 2 on April 16, 2021

2021 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of April 16, 2021)

Goalkeepers (1): Rocco Ríos Novo*

Defenders (2): Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Efrain Morales*

Midfielders (3): Chris Allan, Abdoulaye Diop, Robbie Mertz

Forwards (5): Matías Benítez*, Amadou Macky Diop, Phillip Goodrum, Darwin Matheus, Connor Stanley*

*on loan for the 2021 USL Championship season

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