Ezequiel Barco returned after a long time to play for Atlanta United. Supposedly the player was injured but there was never an official report about what Barco had. Atlanta United decided to keep it as secret and rumors grew of a breakdown in the relationship between the Argentine forward and the coach.
The Atlanta United striker was one of the greatest medium-term promises of the Argentine team but after his bad time at the World Cup in Russia and the last time at Atlanta United, he has not shown the player everyone expected. Barco has a great market value but no the one that Atlanta United is expecting for a future sale.
For that Barco must return to play as many games as possible and once again demonstrate the quality of a player that he is. At one point it was believed that his pass was worth more than 20 million dollars worse today it is only 11 million. Although he is a great number, Atlanta United hopes to make a greater difference and for that he has to play and be the best player in the club.
Atlanta United is in a difficult position for the MLS playoffs and for that it needs all its players. Barco is one of the Designated players and is at a low level. The Atlanta United coach is obliged to use all of his best players to achieve the goal. Barco is facing the difficult position of returning to being the player he used to be.