ATLANTA, GEORGIA—One big reason for the recent three-game winning streak of Atlanta United FC is the remarkable August performance of Argentine playmaker Ezequiel Barco.
This month alone, Barco manufactured three goals, including the game-winner against Toronto FC on Wednesday.
Barco’s passing accuracy has also exceeded 80 percent in every game in August.
Based on the latest data, over the past three matches, he’s shot 10 times, five on target.
Barco has also led the club in touches (83) and total passes (64) in Columbus on August 7.
Moreover, Barco also played the full 90 minutes for each game since he returned to the club from his call-up.
“Preparation,” Barco said when asked about the key to his consistent performances. “I think we have to keep preparing 100 percent during the week leading up to these games because that is what helps you mentally, physically.”
With his solid performance, Barco for the second straight week has made it once again to the Major League Soccer Team of the week.