Ezequiel Barco

Ezequiel Omar Barco (born 29 March 1999) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Atlanta United.

Ezequiel Barco
Ezequiel Barco
Personal information
Full name Ezequiel Omar Barco
Date of birth 29 March 1999 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Argentina
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United
Number 8
Youth career
Jorge Griffa
2015–2016 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Independiente 38 (5)
2018– Atlanta United 26 (4)
National team
2017– Argentina U20 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2017

Club career

Born in Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Santa Fe Barco joined Independiente's youth setup in 2015, from AA Jorge Bernardo Griffa. Promoted to the first team by manager Gabriel Milito in July 2016, he signed his first professional contract late in the month.[2][3]

Barco made his first team – and Primera División – debut on 28 August 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute for Jesús Méndez in a 1–0 away win against Belgrano.[4] He scored his first professional goal on 11 September, netting the last in a 2–0 home defeat of Godoy Cruz.[5]

Barco finished his first senior season with four goals in 30 league appearances. A starter during the 2017 Copa Sudamericana, he scored the equalizer in the second leg of the Final against Flamengo through a penalty kick.[6]

Ezequiel Barco playing for Atlanta United on June 2, 2018
Ezequiel Barco playing for Atlanta United on June 2, 2018

On 19 January 2018, Barco signed for MLS side Atlanta United for a reported $15 million transfer fee.[7][8]

Career statistics


As of 17 July 2018[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Independiente 2016–17 Primera División 30 4 2 0 4[a] 0 36 4
2017–18 8 1 1 0 12[a] 3 21 4
Total 38 5 3 0 16 3 57 8
Atlanta United 2018 MLS 16 4 2 1 18 5
Career Total 54 9 5 1 16 3 75 13
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Copa Sudamericana



Atlanta United



Atlanta United


  1. ^ a b "Player profile: Ezequiel Barco". Independiente. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ "La joya del Rojo firmó ayer su primer contrato" [The pearl of the Royo signed yesterday his first contract] (in Spanish). Diario Río Negro. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Así juega Ezequiel "El Turri" Barco, la joya de Independiente que "encara como Bochini"" [This is how plays Ezequiel "El Turri" Barco, the Independiente pearl who "faces it like Bochini"] (in Spanish). La Nación. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Independiente ganó con gol de Rigoni, justo un ex-Belgrano" [Independiente won with a goal from Rigoni, precisely a former Belgrano player] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Independiente le ganó a Godoy Cruz y lidera el torneo" [Independiente defeated Godoy Cruz and lead the tournament] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Independiente win Copa Sudamericana after draw in Rio". Daily Mail. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Atlanta United signs Ezequiel Barco as Young Designated Player". 19 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Atlanta agrees record Barco deal - sources".
  9. ^ "Ezequiel Barco". Global Sports Media. Soccerway. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  10. ^ "2018 MLS All-Star Roster". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

External links


1999 (MCMXCIX)

was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1999th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 999th year of the 2nd millennium, the 99th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1990s decade.

1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.

2017 Copa Sudamericana

The 2017 Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana was the 16th edition of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana (also referred to as the Copa Sudamericana, or Portuguese: Copa Sul-Americana), South America's secondary club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

Argentinian club Independiente defeated Brazilian club Flamengo in the finals by an aggregate score of 3–2 to win their second tournament title. As champions, Independiente earned the right to play against the winners of the 2017 Copa Libertadores in the 2018 Recopa Sudamericana, and the winners of the 2017 J.League Cup in the 2018 Suruga Bank Championship. They also automatically qualified for the 2018 Copa Libertadores group stage.

Chapecoense were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Flamengo in the round of 16. They qualified for the tournament after finishing third in their 2017 Copa Libertadores group.

2017 Copa Sudamericana Finals

The 2017 Copa Sudamericana Finals were the two-legged final that decides the winner of the 2017 Copa Sudamericana, the 16th edition of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's secondary international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL.

The finals were contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Argentinian team Independiente and Brazilian team Flamengo. The first leg was hosted by Independiente at Estadio Libertadores de América in Avellaneda on 6 December 2017, while the second leg was hosted by Flamengo at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on 13 December 2017.Independiente defeated Flamengo 3–2 on aggregate to win their second Copa Sudamericana title. As champions, Independiente earned the right to play against the winners of the 2017 Copa Libertadores in the 2018 Recopa Sudamericana, and the winners of the 2017 J.League Cup in the 2018 Suruga Bank Championship. They also automatically qualified for the 2018 Copa Libertadores group stage.

2018 Atlanta United FC season

The 2018 Atlanta United FC season was the second season of Atlanta United FC's existence, and the tenth year that a professional soccer club from Atlanta, Georgia competed in the top division of American soccer. Atlanta played their home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and were coached by Gerardo "Tata" Martino. Outside of MLS, the team participated in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup and the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, as well as various preseason competitions.

On November 17, 2017, Atlanta United announced the launch of a second division team, Atlanta United 2, to play in the USL at the start of the 2018 season.With a win over Chicago Fire on October 21, Atlanta qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League by having the best aggregate record across the 2017 and 2018 MLS seasons. The club later qualified for the competition by winning MLS Cup 2018, so their previously-held spot was allocated to the team with the second best aggregate record, New York Red Bulls.

2018 MLS All-Star Game

The 2018 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was the 23rd edition of the annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game. It was held on August 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and played against Italian club Juventus. The match was tied 1–1 after 90 minutes and was settled in a penalty shoot-out that Juventus won 5–3.Josef Martínez won MVP.

The match was attended by 72,317, setting a new record for an MLS All-Star Game.

2018 Major League Soccer season

The 2018 Major League Soccer season was the 23rd season of Major League Soccer, top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. The regular season began on March 3, 2018 and concluded on October 28, 2018. The MLS Cup Playoffs began on October 31, 2018 and concluded with MLS Cup 2018 on December 8, 2018. The league took a nine-day hiatus in early June for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reduced from previous breaks.Los Angeles FC joined the league as an expansion franchise, while D.C. United debuted their new soccer-specific stadium, Audi Field.

Toronto FC were the defending Supporters' Shield champions and defending MLS Cup champions.

2019 Atlanta United FC season

The 2019 Atlanta United FC season is the third season of Atlanta United FC's existence, and the eleventh year that a professional soccer club from Atlanta, Georgia will compete in the top division of American soccer. Atlanta United play their home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Outside of MLS, the team will participate in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup and make their first appearance in both the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League and 2019 Campeones Cup. This marks the team's first year without former head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who was replaced with Frank de Boer.

2019 South American U-20 Championship squads

The 2019 South American U-20 Championship is an international association football tournament held in Chile. The ten national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads are eligible to take part in the tournament.Each player had to have been born after 1 January 1999. All ages as of start of the tournament.

Atlanta United FC

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Founded in 2014, Atlanta United began play as an MLS expansion team in 2017, as the twenty-second team in the league. It is the first MLS franchise to be based in Atlanta, and the club plays home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which they share with the city's National Football League (NFL) franchise, the Atlanta Falcons. Both are owned by Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot. The club also owns Atlanta United 2, a reserve team that competes in the USL Championship (USLC).

Gerardo "Tata" Martino was appointed as the club's first head coach, and guided Atlanta to their first playoff appearance in the team's debut season, before securing the team's first trophy in just their second season by winning MLS Cup 2018.

Based on 2018 regular season attendance, Atlanta has one of the largest fanbases in MLS, and they have set several league records for highest single-match and average attendance. In 2018, Forbes estimated the franchise was the most valuable in the league, worth more than $300 million.

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Independiente was officially founded on 1 January 1905, although the institution had been formed on 4 August 1904 and had already played in Argentina's first division. Originally from Monserrat, a historic neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the club moved to Avellaneda in 1907. The football team has won 16 Primera División titles (the last one was the 2002 Apertura) and 9 National cups.

In international club football competitions, Independiente has won a total of 20 titles, 18 of them being organised by CONMEBOL and other associations. Independiente's achievements include a record of seven Copa Libertadores won, being the only club to win four finals in a row, between 1972 and 1975. The club has won the Copa Interamericana three times, the Supercopa Sudamericana twice, the Recopa Sudamericana once, the Intercontinental Cup twice (1973 and 1984), and the Copa Sudamericana twice, in 2010 and 2017. The 2018 Suruga Bank Championship was its most recent achievement. Other international titles won by Independiente include two Rioplatense Copa Aldao competitions, organized by Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.Apart from football, other activities practised at the club are athletics, basketball, boxing, chess, field hockey, futsal, handball, gymnastics, martial arts, Pilates, roller skating, scuba diving, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and yoga.

Designated Player Rule

The Designated Player Rule, nicknamed the Beckham Rule, was adopted as part of the salary cap regulations of Major League Soccer for the 2007 season. The rule allows each MLS franchise to sign up to three players that would be considered outside the team's salary cap (either by offering the player higher wages or by paying a transfer fee for the player), allowing MLS teams to compete for star players in the international soccer market. Clubs have the option to use allocation money against a player's contract, so to avoid a player with a Designated Player level salary using one of the club's Designated Player slots. As of December 2015, there have been 114 designated players in the MLS.

The rule is informally named after David Beckham, in anticipation of MLS teams signing lucrative deals with internationally recognized players of Beckham's caliber. Beckham was the first player signed under this rule, signing a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy with guaranteed annual salary of $6.5 million.

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List of Atlanta United FC records and statistics

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Villa Gobernador Gálvez

Villa Gobernador Gálvez is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located on the western ravine of the Paraná River, within the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario. It has 74,509 inhabitants per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is separated from Rosario, to the north, by the Saladillo Stream. It is the fourth most populated city in the province and the second in the metropolitan area.

The city was founded by an Italian immigrant, engineer Enrico Mosconi, on 25 February 1888 (he was the father of military engineer General Enrique Mosconi, first director of the YPF state oil company). Dr. José Gálvez, governor of Santa Fe since 1886, hired Mosconi to trace the railway system that would link this province to Mendoza. For this purpose Mosconi acquired land, and upon authorization by the governor, set up a village, populated mostly by other immigrants from Italy and Spain.

The town was declared a city by Governor Carlos Sylvestre Begnis on 12 April 1962. At the time it had about 18,000 inhabitants. What today is called "Villa Gobernador Gálvez" is in fact an aggregate of three towns: V. G. Gálvez proper, Villa Diego and Pueblo Nuevo. The history of the city is preserved in a public museum (Dr. Raúl Malatesta Municipal Museum), established in 1986 and managed by an association of citizens.

Villa Gobernador Gálvez is divided in about 20 barrios (neighborhoods). It has a public hospital (Anselmo Gamen Hospital) and several minor public healthcare centers, a number of sports clubs, five banks, and two FM radio stations. Telephone and Internet services are provided by a cooperative.

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