Charlotte FC midfielder Alan Franco will complete a loan move to Argentine club CA Talleres in the coming days, 90min sources have confirmed. The Ecuador international was left out of the squad for Charlotte's 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew last week and hasn't traveled with the team to Montreal this weekend in order to push a deal forward, 90min are told.
Charlotte FC midfielder Alan Franco has revealed how the intensity of Major League Soccer caught him off guard. The Ecuador international is currently on loan from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, while he also has previous experience in his homeland with Independiente del Valle. But even that wasn't enough to prepare...
While Alan Franco got off to a slow start upon his arrival (which we’ll reflect upon later in this piece) it’s not crazy to say he finished the season as one of the best central defenders in the league. What’s even safer to say is that down the stretch run of the season, Franco was outperforming his star partner Mile Robinson — granted the Best XI defender was feeling the effects of a long year after having risen to the top ranks of the U.S. Men’s National Team. Maybe the best evidence of Franco’s assimilation into the team was the performance on display in the team’s final match of the season, a 2-0 loss to NYCFC. Despite the loss, Franco was instrumental to the team’s build-up play that helped give Atlanta a foothold in the game’s opening half hour. And while his technical ability on the ball was instrumental, what was perhaps more striking was his confidence, his assertiveness in making himself available to receive and demanding the ball. It was a stark contrast to what we saw from the Argentine native early during his Atlanta tenure, and a very encouraging sign of what to expect this coming season.
The January transfer season is just around the corner, but MLS clubs are already getting business over the line following the official end of the 2021 season earlier this month. With the start of the 2022 season coming around much faster, there's little time to waste. Things are only going...
The offseason likes to play with a supporter’s emotions, and this busy period of the player’s time off has been rife with interesting roster updates. Today, the Atlanta United faithful have another to worry about. Cesar Luis Merlo has once again offered up some tasty information (rumor) stating that São Paulo have submitted a formal offer to Atlanta United for Alan Franco. Specifically, the rumor mentions that the offer is a loan with an obligation to purchase.
Since Gabriel Heinze was relieved from his duties as manager in mid-July, Alan Franco has started 17 of Atlanta United's 18 MLS matches. During that time, the Five Stripes have lost just five games, picked up 10 of their 12 total season wins, and kept six clean sheets compared to three in the 13 games prior.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed Argentine defender Alan Franco as a designated player. The team announced Thursday that Franco signed a five-year contract as part of a transfer from Club Atletico Independiente of the Argentine Primera División. “Alan is a competitive and aggressive center back who is comfortable...