Midtown's Keeper

Alec Kann: #25 – Goalkeeper

Age: 27

Residence: West Midtown

Hometown: Decatur

Alec Kann is a native of Decatur, Georgia. He attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta and played collegiately at Furman University. Kann was acquired by Atlanta United in the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft in 2016. Kann previously played at Sporting Kansas City and Chicago Fire. He signed with the Fire in 2013 and made his MLS debut in 2015.

ML: Why did you choose to live in West Midtown?

AK: I chose West Midtown because it is located somewhat close to I-75 so I can get up to training pretty quick. Also I didn’t know a ton about that community. I grew up in Decatur and wanted to explore something new. I’ve loved it so far.

Q: Where do you like to grab dinner, a beer or watch sports?

A: There are some great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Chattahoochee Coffee Company is great for pastries and espresso. Ormsby’s is a good place to play games or have a beer or two. Optimist is a great happy hour spot and great seafood. My under-the-radar place is a Vietnamese restaurant called Le Fat that, in my opinion, is one of the best restaurants in the city.

Q: Do you support any non-profits and why?

A: I grew up near the Clarkston area, so there is a big refugee community there. That’s been a big topic nationwide lately. My mom is pretty active in the IRC (International Rescue Committee), so I’d like to get involved with them more and I’m looking to do so in the next couple months.

See Alec play this month at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 3 and October 22. Tickets and schedules at AtlUtd.com