Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed forward Alexander Garuba. Garuba, 24, played collegiately at Centre College in Kentucky where he was one of the most successful players in program history. The forward is Centre’s all-time leading goal scorer and a two-time All-American as he netted 55 goals across 79 games spanning four seasons from 2015 and 2017-19.
In his 2019 senior season, Garuba played all 90 minutes in each of Centre’s 25 matches and scored 23 goals to set the program and Southern Athletic Association single-season record. The Atlanta native spent time in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) with the Oakland Roots in 2020.
Name: Alexander Garuba
Birthdate: March 4, 1997 (24)
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
College: Centre College
Acquired: Atlanta United 2 signs Alexander Garuba April 23, 2021.
2021 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of April 23, 2021)
Goalkeepers (1): Rocco Ríos Novo*
Defenders (2): Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Efrain Morales**
Midfielders (4): Abdoulaye Diop, Aiden McFadden, Robbie Mertz, Chris Allan
Forwards (6): Amadou Macky Diop, Phillip Goodrum, Darwin Matheus, Matías Benítez*, Connor Stanley*, Alexander Garuba
*on loan for the 2021 USL Championship season
** on loan from Atlanta United