When the latest chapter of El Trafico heats up Saturday (6 pm ET | FOX; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada), LAFC will be without one of their key midfield cogs.
Atuesta has been an integral part of LAFC’s midfield since transferring from Independiente Medellin ahead of the 2018 season. He has 50 regular season starts in 60 appearances.
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In Atuesta’s stead, Francisco Ginella, who signed on a transfer from Montevideo Wanderers in December, could be in line for his third regular season start. The Uruguayan youth international has two starts in five appearances and has registered three assists, two of which came in LAFC's shocking MLS is Back Tournament romp of the LA Galaxy.