Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed 2021 MLS SuperDraft pick Aiden McFadden. The Notre Dame midfielder was selected in the third round (No. 59 overall) by Atlanta United.
McFadden, 22, made 55 career appearances, 44 starts, for Notre Dame and finished with eight goals and six assists. The West Chester, Pennsylvania native broke through in his 2018 sophomore campaign, making 11 starts and playing in all 21 matches for the Fighting Irish. That season he scored three goals and tallied one assist while helping Notre Dame reach the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
In 2019, McFadden started 18 of 19 matches and scored two goals. During this past season, he started 15 matches, scored three goals and notched a career-best four assists while being named to the All-ACC Second Team.
Name: Aiden McFadden
Birthdate: Sept. 28, 1998 (age 22)
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Previous club: University of Notre Dame
Acquired: Atlanta United 2 signs Aiden McFadden April 21, 2021.
2021 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of April 21, 2021)
Goalkeepers (1): Rocco Ríos Novo*
Defenders (2): Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Efrain Morales**
Midfielders (4): Abdoulaye Diop, Aiden McFadden, Robbie Mertz, Chris Allan
Forwards (5): Amadou Macky Diop, Phillip Goodrum, Darwin Matheus, Matías Benítez*, Connor Stanley*
*on loan for the 2021 USL Championship season
** on loan from Atlanta United