ATLANTA GEORGIA—While the quarterfinals match of the Atlanta United in the CONCACAF Champions League still ended in tears this year, it is not yet time to raise the white flag, since the future remains bright for the team in Major League Soccer.
In the third straight quarterfinals exit of the United against the Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Tuesday, central midfielder Santiago Sosa is a huge revelation.
The 22-year-old Argentinian scored the team’s only goal in their 1-1 draw against the home team Union at Subaru Park.
The goal is sweet for Sosa since it is his first-ever goal in the professional level after signing with the MLS ball club in February.
The strong performance of Sosa is also an indication that the United management made the right decision to sign him to a reported $6m.
Despite his age, Sosa already displays an impressive reading of the game, calmness under pressure, and a wide range of passing.
When the United sign Sosa, many soccer experts hailed the signing since the young Argentinian has the talent and potential to be a football star someday.
The experts said with proper guidance, exposure, and training, Sosa has the potential of carrying United to greater heights in the future.
The experts added while another CCL exit is a hard pill to swallow it is still a blessing since the American soccer fans were able to see in the flesh the talent and potential of Sosa.