Ezequiel Barco came off the bench to score his first MLS brace to lead Atlanta United to their first regular season win of the season, defeating the New England Revolution, 2-0, Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
Barco entered as a substitute for Eric Remedi in the 15th minute after the Argentine suffered a clash of heads with Luis Caicedo.
The visitors jumped in front just before the half-hour mark when Hector Villalba beat Andrew Farrell to the endline and cut a ball back to Barco, who tapped in.
Barco had his brace 20 minutes later, chasing down and settling a Villalba service before unleashing a sensational curling attempt from just inside the 18-yard box to double the Five Stripes lead.
If not for some last-ditch defending from Farrell, the scoreline would have been more lopsided.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: Barco sealed the match with this stunning golazo.
- NE: Saturday, April 20 vs. New York Red Bulls (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada)
- ATL: Saturday, April 20 vs. FC Dallas (4:00 pm ET | ESPN, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada)