The rich are apparently about to get richer.

Atlanta United, the reigning MLS champions, are reportedly poised to sign former US national team midfielder Brek Shea to a free agent contract.

According to multiple sources in a report published on Friday, the 6-foot-3 Shea will move on from the Vancouver Whitecaps after not having his contract option picked up for the 2019 season. The left-footed Shea is a former USMNT teammate of Carlos Bocanegra, Atlanta United's technical director.

The 28-year-old Shea, who has 34 caps to his name with the USMNT, scored seven goals in 53 matches (29 starts) over the past two seasons in Vancouver. The nine-year MLS veteran began his career with hometown FC Dallas from 2008-12 before spending two mostly fruitless seasons in the English Premier League.

Shea returned to the MLS in 2015 with Orlando City, where he netted three goals in 46 matches (39 starts) before being traded to Vancouver before the 2017 season.

For his MLS career, Shea has 29 goals in 197 MLS games (146 starts).

--Field Level Media

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