ATLANTA, GEORGIA—After Josef Martinez who was tapped to play for Venezuela in the World Cup qualifying events, another key Atlanta United FC player is called to represent his country in international soccer matches.
United’s attacking midfielder and winger Ezequiel Barco has been called up to the Argentina U-23 national team by manager Fernando Batista for two matches against Denmark on June 8 and Saudi Arabia on June 11.
The two matches in Marbella, Spain is part of the U-23 group’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.
Barco is a regular member of the Argentine national team as he made 14 appearances with Argentina’s U-20 National Team and scored twice and added two assists in four games at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Barco also earned his first cap with Argentina’s U-23s in a 1-0 win against Brazil’s U-23s on November 17, 2019.
The young Argentine midfielder is playing well for United this year’s MLS season.
Under the guidance of Gabriel Heinze, Barco has contributed goals for United this year.
Barco is also one of the key players of United this year as it seeks to win the MLS championship crown this year.