ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Atlanta United FC has started retooling its roster in preparation for tougher games as the Major League Soccer playoffs are fast approaching.
On Tuesday, the United FC announced the acquisition of midfielder Amar Sejdic from CF Montreal in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM), with the potential to rise to $150,000 GAM if performance incentives are met.
On the website of United FC, the team said the trade is effective as of July 7, once the Secondary Transfer Window opens.
United FC Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra is very happy and pleased with the arrival of Sejdic since the latter is a great MLS player and could greatly help the team this year.
“We’re pleased to add Amar to our roster and look forward to him joining the club immediately,” Bocanegra said.
“He’s a smart, responsible midfielder who has recently started to come on for Montreal,” Bocanegra added.
Sejdic, 24, was selected by CF Montreal in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. In three seasons, he’s appeared in 22 matches with 12 starts. During the 2021 MLS Regular Season, he’s made seven appearances and four starts, including Montreal’s last two matches. In 2020, Sejdic made 14 appearances with seven starts while scoring two goals. He also started in Montreal’s lone MLS Cup Playoff match, adding an assist in a 2-1 loss to New England. Sejdic made three appearances during the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League and scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory vs. Olimpia in the second leg match of the quarterfinals.
A graduate from the University of Maryland, Sejdic had an illustrious college career that was capped off by winning the 2018 NCAA Championship, in which he scored the game’s lone goal, en route to being named the College Cup Most Valuable Player. In four seasons at Maryland, he played in 82 matches, scored 22 goals, and added 16 assists.