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Attacking problems: why can't Ezequiel Barco and Marcelino Moreno fit together at Atlanta United

The Argentinians seem to occupy a similar place in the field and haven't yet proved that they can match.

Its hard to think that Marcelino Moreno and Barco will work together at Atlanta United.
Its hard to think that Marcelino Moreno and Barco will work together at Atlanta United.

Atlanta United is facing a very complicated end of the regular season. The team coached by Stephen Glass is now 11th in the Eastern Conference, out of the playoffs zone by just one point. If things end this way, all the work done in the season will be useless as they won't get to qualify.

In the last presentations, Atlanta showed a clear offensive problem, reflected by the fact that they only shooted three times to goal during their last three games. After the departure of Miguel Almirón and lately Gonzalo "Pity" Martínez the club is still looking for an inheritor to no. 10 playmaker.


Firstly it was Ezequiel Barco the pointed one to take that role. The Argentinian arrived for $13 million from Independiente and, after a good start, suffered an undisclosed injury and was out in the majority of the games. Afterwards, the club signed Marcelino Moreno from Lanús for $7 million and after 90 minutes played there are yet doubts about his level.

In spite of what those two Argentinian players may do together we need to start thinking that it will be hard for them to play aside on the field. They share similar conditions and will have a very difficult time finding themselves comfortable in the field.

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