Atlanta Brings Back U.S. Midfielder Emerson Hyndman on a Permanent Deal

Emerson Hyndman with Bournemouth in 2016. Photo by Tgsphoto/Shutterstock

Atlanta United announced on Monday that they have signed United States midfielder Emerson Hyndman to a permanent deal from Premier League side Bournemouth. Hyndman was previously on loan at Atlanta, coming to MLS in July.

According to the club’s official announcement, Hyndman inked a deal that will keep him with the organization through the 2022 season. The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed per team policy.

“We’re excited to bring back Emerson on a permanent deal,” – said Atlanta United’s Vice President Carlos Bocanegra. “He played an important role in our midfield after joining the team mid-season and will add competition and depth to our group as we prepare to play in various competitions in 2020.”

Since joining Atlanta, Hyndman played 15 regular-season games (10 as a starter), contributing with one goal and three assists. He also played a significant role in the club’s postseason run.

Emerson Hyndman started his career with Fulham, where he played for two seasons before joining Bournemouth in 2016. In Bournemouth, however, Hyndman didn’t get a real chance and ended up playing just two games, while spending most of his time there on loans.

Hyndman made it through all of the U.S. youth ranks and made two appearances for the senior team. His last game for USMNT came in 2016.