Middlesbrough blocks last-ditch effort to accelerate Guzan's transfer to Atlanta

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

The MLS spring transfer window closed at midnight Monday, and the biggest news might be who didn’t end up coming in this window.

A deal has already been done for Brad Guzan to join Atlanta from Middlesbrough in July, but with the Premier League club being officially relegated on Monday following a 3-0 loss to Chelsea (which Guzan started), there was an attempt to get the U.S. international goalkeeper to Atlanta immediately this week, two months ahead of schedule. Unfortunately for Guzan, Middlesbrough chief executive Neil Bausor decided against the move at the 11th hour on Monday night, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Guzan will stay with Middlesbrough for its final two Premier League games and then wait until July to join Atlanta.

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