Atlanta United Signs Criminally Underrated Argentine Lisandro López
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Atlanta United FC signed forward Lisandro López on a free transfer from Racing Club of the Argentine Primera División, the team said Monday.
He will be put on the roster once his international transfer certificate and P-1 visa are received.
#ATLUTD signs decorated leader, Lisandro López ⚽️
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) January 25, 2021
Lisandro, 37, has played in more than 600 professional matches with 244 goals scored. Over an 18-year career in Argentina, Portugal, France, Qatar and Brazil, he has won five league titles and five cup competitions.
He also has appeared seven times with the Argentina national team.
Ready to represent the 5-Stripes with years of experience and leadership ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/U23yJa7Pbf— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) January 25, 2021
"Lisandro is a veteran goalscorer who will strengthen our attack and we're pleased to add a player with his experience and qualities to our club," said Carlos Bocanegra, Atlanta United's vice president and technical director. "He brings leadership and a winning mentality, having won various league and cup titles throughout his career, and we feel that he will have a positive influence on our younger roster."
In the 2019-20 season, Lisandro had four goals and one assist in 20 appearances for Racing Club.