Atlanta United today announced it has signed Jack Gurr to a semi-guaranteed one-year contract with two additional options years. The 25-year-old defender joins from Atlanta United 2, becoming the fifth player to sign from the club’s USL team.
“Jack joined us in Orlando for last year’s Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League and showed that he can perform at this level,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said.
Gurr originally signed with ATL UTD 2 on Dec. 5, 2019. During the 2020 season, he started 15 games, scored one goal, added three assists and finished sixth in the USL Championship with 36 chances created. He then signed a short-term agreement with the First Team on Dec. 15, 2020 ahead of the re-start of the 2020 Concacaf Champions League and made his debut a day later, coming on in the 76th minute in Atlanta’s 1-0 win over Club America.
In college, he was a four-year starter at Georgia Gwinnett from 2014-2017 where he was among the program’s most accomplished players. He was top-five in nearly every major category and finished as Gwinnett’s all-time leader in assists, second in shots and fifth in games played, goals and points. The Newcastle, England native led the Grizzlies to the NAIA tournament in three of his four seasons while being named to the First Team All-A.I.I. his junior and senior seasons when he led the team in assists each year.
Birthdate: Nov. 26, 1995 (Age: 25)
Birthplace: Newcastle, England
College: Georgia Gwinnett College
Transaction: Signed with Atlanta United on April 5, 2021
2021 Atlanta United roster (as of April 5, 2021)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Ben Lundgaard
Defenders (13): Mikey Ambrose, George Bello, George Campbell, Alex De John, Jack Gurr, Franco Escobar*, Andrew Gutman***, Ronald Hernández, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza**, Efrain Morales, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes
Midfielders (11): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Machop Chol, Jürgen Damm, Emerson Hyndman, Franco Ibarra, Marcelino Moreno, Jake Mulraney, Matheus Rossetto, Santiago Sosa, Tyler Wolff
Forwards (5): Jackson Conway, Erik Lopez, Lisandro López, Josef Martinez, Erick “Cubo” Torres
* – on loan with Newell’s Old Boys
** – on loan with Defensa y Justicia
*** – on loan with New York Red Bulls