Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed Atlanta United Academy product Ajani Fortune, pending league and federation approval.
Fortune, 18, has made 25 appearances, 14 starts, with ATL UTD 2 since the 2020 season. On July 11, 2020, Fortune made his professional debut with ATL UTD 2 against Charleston Battery. He scored his first professional goal on Sept. 12, 2020 against The Miami FC. In the 2021 season, Fortune has made 14 appearances, started in nine matches and scored one goal.
Prior to playing with ATL UTD 2, Fortune joined the Atlanta United Academy before the 2018-19 season. The Marietta, Georgia native made 19 appearances with the U-17s that year and scored five goals, while also featuring in three matches with the U-19s. In the 2019-20 season, Fortune played in four matches with the U-19s. Additionally, the midfielder earned his first senior team international call-up with Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31, 2021 and has made four appearances.
Name: Ajani Fortune
Birthdate: Dec. 30, 2002 (age 18)
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
Citizenship: USA, Trinidad and Tobago
Previous club: Atlanta United Academy
Acquired: Atlanta United 2 signs Ajani Fortune Aug. 27, 2021.
2021 Atlanta United 2 roster (as of Aug. 27, 2021)
Goalkeepers (1): Rocco Ríos Novo
Defenders (2): Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Efrain Morales
Midfielders (5): Abdoulaye Diop, Aiden McFadden, Robbie Mertz, Chris Allan, Ajani Fortune
Forwards (6): Amadou Macky Diop, Phillip Goodrum, Darwin Matheus, Matías Benítez, Connor Stanley, Alexander Garuba