Big name joins Atlanta United FC

Atlanta United FC have secured experienced striker Lisandro Lopez in the last few hours through a transfer to Racing Club from Argentina’s Superliga.

The 37-year-old has more than 600 professional games to his name and has collected 244 goals in club meetings. In Europe, he notably played with FC Porto and Olympique Lyonnais. Moreover, on July 24, 2012, Lopez participated in a friendly duel between OL and the Montreal Impact at Saputo stadium.

The veteran has also appeared in 47 Champions League clashes and 30 in the Copa Libertadores, among others. With his new organization, he will evolve under the orders of head coach Gabriel Heinze, another important name in Argentine soccer who has accumulated success in Europe and who was hired in December.

“Lisandro is a scorer with experience that will improve our offense. We are pleased to add a player with so much experience and skill, Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement. It will bring leadership and a winning mentality. He has been successful winning league titles and cups throughout his career. We believe it will have a positive influence on our youth. ”

Lopez has spent the last five years with the Racing Club. In 2018-19, he helped him take the league championship, dominating the league with 17 goals. From 2016 to 2020, he totaled 48 goals in 134 games in all competitions.

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