The Atlanta Silverbacks have signed defender Chris Klute, the club announced Thursday, pending USSF approval.
Klute, 22, comes to the Silverbacks first team after spending the last two seasons with the Silverbacks Reserves, who compete in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The 6-foot-1 defender also played two college seasons, spending one season each at Furman University and Clayton State University.
“I’m so happy for Chris to have the opportunity to sign with our professional team,” Reserves Head Coach Ricardo Montoya said in a statement. “Since the first time I saw him play, I knew that he had the ability to compete at the highest level.”
A native of Grand Prairie, TX, Klute was a standout in high school, earning the opportunity to attend IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. He would go on to play for the U-17 and U-20 U.S. national teams, helping