New ATL UTD 2 signing Amir Bashti claimed the College Cup with Stanford University in three consecutive seasons during his collegiate career. | Photo courtesy Stanford Athletics
ATLANTA – ATL UTD 2 announced on Thursday it had signed midfielder Amir Bashti, pending league and federation approval.
“Amir is a quality footballer who will add versatility to our squad,” said ATL UTD 2 Head Coach Stephen Glass. “He brings a winning mentality and high work rate from his decorated college career and we are excited for him to join the group.”
Bashti was originally drafted No. 48 overall by Atlanta in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft and recently spent time in USL League Two with San Francisco Glens SC. The 22-year-old played four years at Stanford University where he won three consecutive NCAA National Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Bashti totaled 19 goals and 13 assists with Stanford and was named First Team All-Pac 12 in 2018 after scoring seven goals and adding six assists.
He has spent time on the U.S. Youth National Team circuit, playing with the U-19s in Valencia, Spain in the summer of 2016 in the 33rd annual International U-20 Men's COTIF Tournament. Bashti also represented the U-20s at the Dallas Cup in March 2016 and in Serbia in September 2015 for the Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament.