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Neither Pity Martínez nor Barco: why Marcelino Moreno will have a difficult time at Atlanta United

Compared to their Argentinian predecessors, Moreno will have a very hard time adapting at the MLS.

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Marcelino Moreno arrived to Atlanta United with the clear objective of fulfiling Gonzalo "Pity" Martínez place, who left to Al-Nasr Riyadh in a record sale of $17 million, and to occupy the vacant left by Ezequiel Barco this season, who was injured and mysteriously absence in the majority of the games.

But things weren't easy for him from the start. Even though he was given shirt no. 10 and all the confident of head coach Stephen Glass, he couldn't show his best talent from the start. To begin we need to say that his Argentinian predecessors were a bit more top players than what he is.

Martínez was formed at River, where he was a champion many times, and Barco did so at Independiente, but Moreno arrives from Lanús, a club that's far away from the top at Argentine. The offensive midfielder will now face a hard time of adaptation at Atlanta United, club that paid $7 million to sign him.

After the period of self-isolation, Moreno made his debut against New York RB on October 11 in the defeat 1-0 of his team. He played again on Monday night, on another defeat against Toronto FC. With his team out of the playoffs zone, Moreno should improve soon as to accomplish the team objectives and perform as he is expected to do.

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