Greenville, SC (February 3, 2020) - The Greenville Triumph SC have announced the signing of former Atlanta United 2 goalkeeper Paul Christensen, pending league and federation approval. The 23-year-old Woodinville, Washington native spent the last two seasons in Atlanta, playing for the club's USL Affiliate as well as spending time with the first team on two short-term contracts in 2018.
Christensen, a product of the Seattle Sounders Academy, attended the University of Portland, earning West Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year in his 2016 and 2017 seasons, joining the WCC All-Conference Team and becoming seventh in career saves (235) and career shutouts (20) for the conference.
"I'm excited to be joining GTSC. Last season's accomplishments show what this club is capable of, and I'm looking forward to helping the team reach our goal of the winning a Championship," said Christensen. "I can't wait to play in front of the Greenville fans this season."
Christensen was drafted in the fourth round by Atlanta United in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and subsequently signed with the Five Stripes' USL affiliate Atlanta United 2, where he spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Christensen made his MLS debut on May 9th, 2018 against Sporting Kansas, replacing Brad Guzan after he was sent off with a red card.
"Paul is a solid keeper and he's hungry to be a part of what we're building in Greenville," said John Harkes. "He brings great experience to our locker room and creates healthy competition that will make our club better."
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