Atlanta United desperately needs Ezequiel Barco back. The Argentinian has been injured for a couple of weeks and at the same time Atlanta had transferred Gonzalo Pity Martínez to Saudi Arabia. The Georgian team brought Marcelino Moreno from Argentina to replace Martínez, but his debut wasn't spectacular. Stephen Glass's team needs their young star back.
Stephen Glass is doing things as good as they can be done. He is taking the best out of Jon Gallagher, who used to be his ward at Atlanta United 2 some years ago. He's also improving Jake Mulraney's level, another former Scottish Premiership player. The Mexican winger Jürgen Damm has still to prove what he is capable of.
Barco's injury has raised all kind of speculations and rumors about Carlos Bocanegra's intention to transfer him. Also, there has been some gossip about Barco's own intention to leave the club. But now offer has been placed for him and both the vice president of the team and the coach had denied Barco's departure.
Atlanta will face Inter Miami newt week. Beckham's franchise is on their first win streak and Gonzalo Higuaín is starting to show he is a top-class player. This game will be particularly important because Inter is one point behind Atlanta, while the Georgian team is the last one on a playoffs position. This means that if Inter Miami beats them, they will fall from the playoffs spots. They need Barco more than ever.