What They're Saying: Ezequiel Barco

"I never imagined I could leave Independiente, but now all I want to do is to celebrate this title and thank fans for their support all those years."

-- Ezequiel Barco, the 18-year-old Argentine reported to be bound to Atlanta United for a record MLS transfer fee, after his goal gave Independiente a 1-1 tie against Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana Stadium that clinched the 2017 Copa Sudamericana title, 3-2, on aggregate in the final. Independiente was a giant of Argentine and South American soccer in the 1960s and 1970s but only now enjoying a resurgence. (Reuters)
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