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Atlanta Signs Goalkeeper Vicente Reyes to Professional Deal

By Staff, 01/07/22, 3:21PM EST


18-year-old Academy product joined by 16-year-old Jonantan Villal in joining pro ranks for 2022 season

Atlanta United 2 goalkeeper Vicente Reyes has made six appearances over the past two seasons, and has now signed his first professional contract with the club for the 2022 campaign. | Photo courtesy Atlanta United 2

ATLANTA – Atlanta United 2 announced on Friday the club had signed goalkeeper Vicente Reyes and midfielder Jonantan Villal, two members of Atlanta United Academy’s inaugural classes in, to their first professional contracts. The signings are pending league and federation approval.

Reyes was a member of the Academy’s inaugural U-13 roster in 2016. He made six starts for Atlanta United 2 over the past two seasons in the USL Championship as a USL Academy signing, starting with his professional debut came on Sept. 2, 2020 in a 2-1 victory against Philadelphia Union II. The 18-year-old combined for 24 saves in 540 minutes of action. His career save percentage in the Championship stands at 64.9 percent. In the summer of 2018, Reyes earned a call up to the Chile U-17 National Team.

“Vicente has continued to progress throughout his time with our Academy and his two seasons with ATL UTD 2,” Atlanta United 2 Head Coach Jack Collison said. “He’s another great example for our club’s pathway, coming into our Academy at a young age and working his way up to this level. We are excited to see him take this next step in his professional development.”

Villal was a member of the Academy’s inaugural U-12 roster in 2016. The 16-year-old midfielder, who has been with Atlanta United since he was 11 years old, made two appearances with ATL UTD 2 this past season as a USL Academy signing. His professional debut came this past July against Sporting Kansas City II.

“Jonantan is another player who has steadily progressed through our Academy,” Atlanta United 2 head coach Jack Collison said. “He’s a creative, attacking-minded midfielder and he got a taste of the professional game last season. We are looking forward to watching him grow with Atlanta United 2 in this next step of his career.”

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