NAINGEAL COUNCIL –
The game ended in a 2-2 period with just a few seconds left between Atlanta United and LAFC, but Ezequiel Barco rescued off the pitch before supporting a slide.
It was an unnecessary effort, but took care of manager Frank de Boer.
"It's good to see," said Boer. "He wants to learn."
It was at the moment that others on Atlanta United have noticed and talked after Sunday's friendly at the Bank of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
Another sign is that Barco has not seen the Atlanta United supporters last season than the Barco who will see this season. Atlanta United is almost like a new player in the middle of 19 years of age from Argentina.
Regarding the third preseason game, he was aggressive of crime and was controlling the defense, two of which was inconsistent last year in the first season in the MLS with four goals and by assisting in 26 appeals.
After a strong run on the left channel, Barco won the play that Pity Martinez left the free kick to give a 1-0 lead to Atlanta United. He continued with a smart pass to Josef Martinez, who led to Julian Gressel's goal and a 2-0 lead. If it was a regular seasonal game, it might be possible for Barco to be given help.
Barco is not the only Atlanta United player who has continued to do almost like a new player.
Miles Robinson, a third-year player with 10 featured on his first two seasons, started in the middle of an accessory line through a third-time man with a pre-similar game with the first team and again in the middle of the field tackle them or cut out passports.
It was reminiscent of performances made by Michael Parkhurst, a teamman, who was headed on the right of Robinson on Sunday, the previous two weeks.
Robinson could be considered a fault on the first goal of the LAFC as it was falling down or spread on the wet grass moving in the background. De Boer said he thought Robinson was complicated and could be dirty.
"Miles had a great match again," said Boer.