HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Newell's Old Boys on Dec. 8, 2017.
A young, versatile defender, Escobar made an immediate impact in his first season with Atlanta United. The Argentine defender started 20 matches during the regular season, making a total of 22 appearances. He was used at right back early that year, before making a tactical switch to a new position, right wing back, later on. In 2019, he saw time at center back and right back, helping anchor a defense that had a league-high 14 clean sheets.
OUTSIDE MLS: A native of Rosario, Argentina, Escobar has made 34 career appearances in the Argentine Primera Division, all for Newell's. He made his professional debut in June 2015 and helped his club qualify for the Copa Sudamericana in the 2016-17 season.