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Bobby Shuttleworth announces retirement

After a 14 year MLS career, the veteran goalkeeper will pursue a coaching opportunity.

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth announced today that he will immediately retire to pursue a coaching opportunity outside of Atlanta United.

the 35-year-old goalkeeper started six games for Atlanta United as he stepped in for Brad Guzan after he tore his Achilles tendon.

Shuttleworth started his MLS career with the New England Revolution where he played from 2009 to 2016 and recorded 35 clean sheets in 138 appearances. He would then join expansion side Minnesota United FC from their first season in 2017 to 2019 and get eight clean sheets in 58 appearances with the Loons. He then signed with Chicago Fire FC in 2020 where he played 40 games and tallied eight clean sheets before joining Atlanta United this offseason.

This opens a senior roster spot for Atlanta United but has no other real effect on them as the club now has two better options in Rocco Ríos Novo and Raúl Gudiño.

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