ATLANTA United boss Frank de Boer believes new recruit Emerson Hyndman is "a quality addition for our roster".

The Cherries midfielder, 23, joined Atlanta on loan last week with the American outfit having the option to make the deal permanent in December.

Hyndman moved to Fulham from hometown club FC Dallas in 2011 and played 28 times for the Cottagers before joining Cherries five years later.

He was restricted to just eight appearances for Eddie Howe's side, most recently at Southampton in April, but did also earn valuable experience during loan spells at Rangers and Hibernian.

And his new boss is confident Hyndman has what it takes to impress for the MLS Cup holders.

De Boer said: "He played in Scotland and also England. That's high intensity.

"I think he also has high intensity with a lot of duels and everything. He's not the biggest, but he dealt well with it and I think that's the reason why we think he can also manage in this league.

"I think comparing the Scotland league and this league, it's a little bit the same intensity." He added: "I think he's a quality player. He can play as a box-to-box player, he's a player that is always on the move.

"It's quite hard to defend those kind of players because static players are normally much better to defend.

"I like what I saw and what he's showing right now on the training pitch is also quite good, so it's a quality addition for our roster."