Atlanta United finalizes Ronald Hernandez loan


Hernandez began his professional career at Zamora in Venezuela, where he made 12 appearances. He transferred to Stabaek in Norway in 2017, in which he made 63 appearances and obtained seven assists, before joining Aberdeen in January last year.

Hernandez will compete at right-back with Brooks Lennon and Macho Chol.

Hernandez is the third Venezuelan signed by Atlanta United. Josef Martinez, named the league’s MVP in 2018, was the first. Jose Hernandez, a full-back signed before the 2018 season and who made a first-team appearance in two years, was the second. He is no longer at the club.

Hernandez will occupy an international spot on Atlanta United’s list. He joins Fernando Meza, Jurgen Damm, Marcelino Moreno, Lisandro Lopez, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Santiago Sosa and Anton Walkes on this list. If the team confirmed the announced signing of Franco Ibarra, he would also occupy an international place.

Atlanta United roster

Goalkeepers (2): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann

Defenders (9): Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, George Campbell, Franco Escobar *, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Efrain Morales, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes

Midfielder (10): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Machop Chol, Jürgen Damm, Emerson Hyndman, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff

Forwards (5): Jackson Conway, Erik Lopez, Lisando Lopez, Josef Martinez, Erick “Cubo” Torres

* Loaned to Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina

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