Atlanta United loan defender Fernando Meza to Argentina’s Defensa y Justicia


Atlanta United have loaned center back Fernando Meza to Defensa y Justicia of the Argentine Primera Division, the membership introduced Thursday.

Meza is the second outgoing loan from Atlanta’s defense in 2020, with proper back Franco Escobar beforehand becoming a member of Argentine Primera Division side Newell’s Old Boys for the 2021 season.

“We respect Fernando’s dedication to the membership over the last year and want him well throughout his loan stint,” Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a launch.

Meza joined Atlanta forward of the 2020 season as a part of a move that noticed now-Inter Miami CF center back Leandro Gonzalez Pirez head to Liga MX side Club Tijuana. The 30-year-old Argentine then began 13 video games in 2020 because the 5 Stripes missed out on the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the primary time.

Earlier than heading to Atlanta, Meza played for golf equipment together with Necaxa (Liga MX), Colo-Colo (Chilean Primera Division) and San Lorenzo (Argentine Primera Division). However now he’s approaching a new challenge – Defensa are scheduled to compete within the 2021 Copa Libertadores – and received’t characteristic for the foreseeable future under new 5 Stripes head coach Gabriel Heinze.


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