ATLANTA, GEORGIA —Atlanta United is spending more money for the future and improving its current standing in the ongoing 2022 Major League Soccer season. On Tuesday, the team announced that it had signed Colombian winger Edwin Mosquera from Deportivo Independiente Medellín to a four-year contract.
According to reports, Mosquera, an Under-22 Initiative signing, will occupy an international roster spot pending his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa receipt. The MLS secondary transfer window opened on July 7, making him eligible for selection. Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra are very excited about the entry of Mosquera to the team, and he cannot wait to see him perform on the field.
“Edwin is an exciting winger with a unique profile and is someone who will bring a different dynamic to our team,” Bocanegra said. “He will add competition to our attacking group, and we’re excited to welcome him to Atlanta United,” Bocanegra added. The 21-year-old has made a total of 55 first division appearances in Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. Born in Quibdó, Colombia, Mosquera joined Independiente Medellín in 2016 at the age of 15, later joining the First Team in 2019 and making 40 total appearances for the club.
He made his debut in the Colombian first division on April 28, 2019, in a 1-1 draw against Alianza Petrolera, and his first start in the next match, a 2-1 win against Atlético Huila. He made 18 league appearances in his first season in 2019. In 2020, Mosquera made 16 appearances, including seven in Copa Libertadores, making his debut in the competition on Feb. 19, 2020, against Atlético Tucuman.
After making six appearances for Medellín to start the 2021 league season, he was loaned to Juventude of Brazil’s Série A in May, where he made one appearance before returning to Medellín in October of 2021. Mosquera was loaned to Aldosivi of the Argentine first division in January of 2022, where the winger made 14 appearances this season and recorded four assists.