Andrew Carleton

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Andrew Carleton
2018-08-19 - Atlanta United - Andrew Carleton.jpg
Andrew Carleton, 2018
birthday June 22, 2000
place of birth Powder Springs, United States
size 165 centimeters
position midfield player
Years station
0000–2016 Georgia United
2017 Atlanta United
Years station Games (goals) 1
2016 Charleston Battery (loan) 4 (0)
2017– Atlanta United 11 (0)
2018-2019 Atlanta United 2 (loan) 29 (7)
2020– Indy Eleven (loan) 1 (0)
Indy Eleven
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National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2015-2017 United States (U17) 43 (20)
2015 United States (U16) 1 (1)
2015 United States (U18) 2 (1)
2015 United States (U15) 5 (6)
2018– United States (U20) 4 (2)
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1 Only league games are given.
As of April 26, 2020

2 As of April 26, 2020

Andrew Carleton (born June 22, 2000 in Powder Springs , Cobb County , Georgia ) is an American football player in the position of winger and striker . Since the summer of 2016 he has been part of the Atlanta United squad , which only started playing in the Major League Soccer , the highest North American soccer league, in the 2017 season . Up to this point he had been awarded to the cooperation partner Charleston Battery in the United Soccer League .


Andrew Carleton was born on June 22, 2000 in Powder Springs, a small town in Cobb County , Georgia , where he grew up and began his football career. At an advanced age he came to Georgia United , a youth training club affiliated with the US Soccer Development Academy , where he made eight hits and four assists in 15 championship appearances (eleven from the start) for the U17 / U18 team in the 2015/16 season contributed. He was active there for years and was also recommended for assignments for the US federation , with his first appearance in 2014 for the U14 national team of his country. In the same year he made the leap into the U15 team, in which he was active until 2015. This year he was also used for the first time in the U16, U17 and U18 teams in his home country and (as of October 2016) is still called up to all three national teams at regular intervals. Due to his talent and his scoring danger in the various US national teams, those responsible for the future major league soccer franchise Atlanta United , which will take part in the game of the highest North American soccer league from 2017, became aware of him. The franchise entered into a partnership with the Georgia United Soccer Alliance (GUSA) training facility a year earlier , which meant that Carleton was also on the radar of the future MLS franchise at this point.

Shortly afterwards, he also found his way into the US U-17 national team, with which he then took part in various international tournaments and was sometimes considered dangerous. As a national player, however, he was already noticed before; for example when he took part in the Tournament delle Nazioni in May 2015 in Gradisca d'Isonzo , when he contributed seven goals in five international appearances, including two in a 3-2 win over his colleagues from Austria. Subsequently, Carleton's move to Major League Soccer was announced on June 9, 2016, being the fourth confirmed addition in the club's history after Alexandros Tabakis , Junior Burgos and Jeffrey Otoo . At the same time, he was the first player in the still young history of the franchise to be signed through the Homegrown Player Rule . Since he could not be used with his regular team, he was, like the rest of the already confirmed newcomers, loaned out to various other teams in order to collect match practice there until his use in the Major League Soccer. Like Alexandros Tabakis and Jeffrey Otoo, Carleton was sometimes with the cooperation partner Charleston Battery in the United Soccer League , which is regarded as the second highest soccer division in the country.

There he finally made his competitive debut on September 7, 2016, when he was substituted on for Dante Marini in the 71st minute of the 1: 2 away defeat against FC Montréal . At the age of 16 years, two months and 16 days, he is also the third youngest player to play in the USL game year 2016, behind Alphonso Davies and Jaylin Lindsey . In his second outing, a 2-1 home win over Bethlehem Steel FC four days later, at 16 years, two months and 22 days, he was also the youngest ever US player in the history of the United Soccer Leagues . So far, players of his age have mostly been treated as substitutes and have not made it into the regular formation. Before that, he was used for the first time for Charleston Battery in a friendly against Glasgow Rangers in early July 2016 . This was followed by another three league appearances, but he did not play through in any of them, but was mostly treated as a substitute by coach Michael Anhaeuser .

At the beginning of the 2017 game year , Carleton sat for the first time on the bench of the MLS franchise Atlanta United, trained by Gerardo Martino , but was occasionally not used (as of April 19, 2017).

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Individual evidence

  2. Atlanta United sign youth star Andrew Carleton as first homegrown player , accessed October 19, 2016
  3. a b Andrew Carleton officially joins the Charleston Battery , accessed October 19, 2016
  4. ^ Andrew Carleton made some kind of history with first professional start , accessed October 19, 2016