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Atlanta's Bocanegra: Barco can be great

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ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra wants to temper expectations that could accompany the record price the team paid for 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco.

Barco, a 5-foot-5 midfielder, was acquired for an MLS-record transfer fee of $15 million from Club Atletico Independiente of the Argentine first division. The deal was announced on Jan. 19.

Bocanegra said Thursday Barco brings more of the dynamic, attacking style that helped take Atlanta to the playoffs in its inaugural season. Even so, Bocanegra asked fans to be patient as Barco adjusts to the MLS.


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