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Atlanta United selects Patrick Nielsen with No. 23 pick in 2020 MLS SuperDraft

Atlanta United selected defender Patrick Nielsen out of Michigan State University with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.

“Patrick is a player that our scouting department identified early and we are pleased to welcome him to the club,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He is a leader in the back with a great mentality. We were able to see him at our college showcase and expect him to be a good fit in our club environment.”

Nielsen, 23, is a center back from Michigan State where he played for the last two seasons.