Atlanta, GA (March 17, 2017) – The Atlanta Silverbacks Football Club has signed 33-year-old Kentaro “Taka” Takada for the 2017 NPSL season. The 5’9” midfielder looks forward to an exciting first season in Atlanta.

A Hokkaido, Japan native, Takada moved to the United States in 2009. Taka signed with NSC Minnesota Stars (now Minnesota United FC) from 2010-2014, appearing in 79 matches over that span. He signed with USL side Saint Louis FC in 2015, and remained in the Gateway City to play for the St. Louis Ambush of the MASL through 2016.

You can keep up with Taka on Twitter (@KentaroTK) and the rest of the club on all social platforms throughout the 2017 campaign. Atlanta opens their NPSL schedule at home against the Birmingham Hammers on Saturday, May 6th at 5:00 PM. Be sure to get your affordable ticket packages for the upcoming season by clicking the ‘Tickets’ tab above.