ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Atlanta United FC management has acquired goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira from Inter Miami CF in exchange for midfielder Mo Adams.
“Dylan is a goalkeeper we’re familiar with from his time at the club and we’re pleased to add him to our roster,” said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra on Friday.
“He will bring quality and competition to our goalkeeper group,” Bocanegra added.
Castanheira is set to replace Alec Kann as a back-up goalie for the team behind veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
Kann earlier decided to leave the team during free agency to become the starting goalie of FC Cincinnati.
Castanheira, 26, signed with Inter Miami CF on Jan. 27, 2021, and made two starts this season for the club’s USL League One team, Fort Lauderdale CF, where he also played during the 2020 season. He made 11 appearances with Fort Lauderdale in 2020, all of them start, and ranked fifth in USL League One with 44 saves and won Save of the Week three times. On Sept. 3, 2021, he was loaned to San Diego Loyal for the remainder of the USL Championship season and made two starts. Castanheira signed his first professional contract with Atlanta United 2 before the 2019 USL Championship season and made 21 appearances.
The Landing, New Jersey native attended Columbia University from 2014 to 2018 where he made 44 appearances and was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time First Team All-Ivy League selection while setting the school record for career clean sheets with 25.
At the moment, United FC is gearing up for another solid performance in the MLS 2022 season.
For its opening salvo in the MLS 2022 season, the United FC will host the dangerous Sporting Kansas City on February 27, 2022, at 3 p.m. (ET) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The match will be broadcast nationally and will be the first time Atlanta and Sporting KC face each other in a season opener.
It was also announced that Atlanta will face Colorado Rapids on Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m. (ET) at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the reigning-Western Conference regular-season champions’ home opener. TV information for all matches will be announced at a later date, along with the remainder of the club’s MLS schedule.
The 2022 MLS season will feature 28 clubs, 14 in each conference, with clubs playing each team in its conference twice and eight teams from the other conference once for a total of 34 matches. After today’s announcement, Atlanta has six remaining matches against Western Conference opponents to be announced.

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