NEW YORK – Atlanta United traded up to for the top position in Thursday’s Stage 1 of the re-entry process, which featured selections made by Atlanta, Los Angeles Football Club and Sporting Kansas City.

Atlanta traded its No. 4 pick to FC Cincinnati in exchange for the No. 1 choice, which it used to select Andrew Gutman (FC Cincinnati). Gutman made 15 starts in his 21 appearances during the 2020 season, accounting for a career total of 29 MLS games and one assist.

LAFC selected midfielder Raheem Edwards (Minnesota United FC), a Toronto FC Academy product with five years of MLS experience. That includes a career total of 11 assists and five goals after most recently appearing for Minnesota United, following time with Chicago Fire FC, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC.

With the final pick, Sporting Kansas City selected goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh (New York Red Bulls). McIntosh was taken in Stage 1 of the re-entry process in 2019.

Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 Results

Player Selecting Club
Andrew Gutman (FC Cincinnati) Atlanta United
Raheem Edwards (Minnesota United FC) Los Angeles Football Club
Kendall McIntosh (New York Red Bulls) Sporting Kansas City