Atlanta United has announced it has signed midfielder Tristan Muyumba to play with the Stripes through 2027.
Muyumba was acquired from the French Ligue 2 side EA Guingamp using Targeted Allocation Money. He will take over an international roster slot once his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa are both finalized.
The 26-year-old Paris-born Muyumba joined the EA Guingamp B team and played in nine matches before landing in Guingamp’s first team in January 2021. He played in 31 matches and started 17 times, finishing the season with 3 goals and 2 assists. Muyumba helped the team finish in 5th place in Ligue 2. The team played 35 games and started 30.
“Tristan is a player we are excited to bring into our team this summer,” said Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra, in a statement. “He’s a versatile midfielder who can cover ground defensively and progress the ball forward in attack. His playing profile and skill set fit well with our team and are a good complement to the group of players we have on the roster.”
Muyumba begain his career in France. His professional soccer career started on April 25, 2017, in a Coupe de France vs. Paris St.-Germain match. He later signed with SC Toulton in the start of 2020, where he played seven games before the season ended due to COVID-19 shutdowns.