Anton Walkes Selected By Charlotte FC In 2021 MLS Expansion Draft

Atlanta United defender Anton Walx was selected by the Charlotte Football Club in the MLS 2021 expansion draft on Tuesday. was not. 2 pick.

In 2021, Wales started 32 of his 33 games with Atlanta United, scoring two goals and one assist per season. He played the most minutes of anyone in the team and proved his quality of leadership by being the team captain three times.

The 24-year-old from Lewisham, England, spent three seasons in Atlanta. Atlanta United signed Walkes in 2020 from Portsmouth FC, an English professional team. He also played the 2017 season with Atlanta United on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, a club in the English Premier League.

Walkes is one of five players drafted by Charlotte FC ahead of its inaugural season in 2022. Under the rule, only one player can be selected from the club’s unprotected roster, making Walkes the only selection from Atlanta in the 2021 draft.

In exchange for Walkes, Atlanta United will receive $50,000 in general allotment funds.

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