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Key Departures 

In their inaugural year, Atlanta United had no shortage of creativity in the midfield and attacking areas. Two key pieces made their way out the door, however. Defensive midfielder Carlos Carmona was transferred to Colo-Colo in Chile. Meanwhile, Yamil Asad, one of the four young South Americans that spearheaded the Atlanta attack last year was sent to D.C. United to make room for…

Key Additions 

Ezequiel Barco. The young Argentinian was the topic of transfer rumors for quite some time. He finally joined the club in late January and just recorded his first MLS goal in Atlanta’s match in Chicago. The other notable addition was that of midfielder Darlington Nagbe who was acquired in a trade with Portland.

Who’s Hot 

You won’t be surprised, but the duo of Martinez and Almiron are both producing early in 2018. Josef Martinez is leading the Golden Boot race with seven goals while Miguel Almiron trails him with six goals.

Head-to-Head 

Atlanta might lead the head-to-head series between the two clubs but only by the slimmest of margins. City is 0-1-2 all-time with Atlanta. The only difference between the two sides being a 1-0 Atlanta United win at Orlando City Stadium last season. After that, it’s been all even with two intense draws to round out 2017.

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