Atlanta United has announced the signing of Polish midfielder Bartosz Slisz, formerly of Legia Warsaw. At just 24 years old, Slisz joins the American club with a contract valid until the 2028 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, bringing with him an impressive track record and the promise of being a key player for the team.
Carlos Bocanegra, Vice President and Technical Director of Atlanta, highlighted Slisz's qualities in an official statement, emphasizing his on-field intelligence and defensive ability. The executive believes that the new addition will be crucial in solidifying the team's central sector. "Bartosz is a smart defensive midfielder, capable of adapting to different systems. We believe he will complement our team well and help strengthen the midfield," stated Bocanegra.
Slisz's early maturity is evident by having already played in over 250 professional matches, securing two Ekstraklasa titles (Poland's top division) during his time with Legia Warsaw. His journey includes significant contributions in European competitions, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and talented midfielder.
In addition to his success at the club level, Slisz has also made an impact on the Polish national team, earning six call-ups and contributing to the country's campaign for a spot in Euro 2024. His crucial role in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 further attests to his potential and ability in international competitions.
With Slisz's arrival, Atlanta United shapes its roster for the season, aiming for a strong performance in the MLS. The debut is set for February 24 against the current MLS Cup champions, the Columbus Crew, promising an exciting showdown.