ATLANTA (AP)Atlanta United and midfielder Emerson Hyndman have mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Hyndman joined Atlanta in 2019 and made 51 MLS appearances with 35 starts across four seasons. He recorded four goals and six assists with United.

Hyndman was plagued by injuries over the last two season, managing just 16 appearances combined.

”We had a good conversation with Emerson and decided together that it would be mutually beneficial for him to get a fresh start,” Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra said in a statement.

Atlanta is coming off a disappointing season in which it failed to make the MLS playoffs for only the second time in the club’s six-year history.

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