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SUPERLIGA ARGENTINA

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
5 Huracán 6 3 3 21
6 Indepndiente 6 3 2 21
7 Colón SF 5 5 2 20
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Atlanta United agrees MLS-record deal for Ezequiel Barco - sources

Alejandro Moreno explains why Atlanta United's record move for 18-year-old Independiente standout Ezequiel Barco is a significant moment for MLS.
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Independiente has reached an agreement in principle to send 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco to Major League Soccer side Atlanta United, sources have told ESPN Argentina's Alejandro Ruzal.

An MLS source told ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle that a deal was "close" to being finalized, and the Argentine club confirmed Barco's exit in a farewell tweet.

"You arrived as a kid. You grew in the youth team and you leave as a champion," Independiente wrote. "Everything ends, glory is eternal. Thank you and success,...

Atlanta United won't budge over $12 million Ezequiel Barco offer - sources

Ezequiel Barco celebrates a goal for Independiente against Flamengo.
Ezequiel Barco, 18, is a transfer target for MLS side Atlanta United.

Atlanta United is standing firm with its original offer of $12 million for Independiente midfielder Ezequiel Barco, a league source confirmed to ESPN FC.

Reports out of Argentina indicated that Atlanta is prepared to pay $22 million to bring Barco to the Five Stripes, but a league source countered that Atlanta United hasn't budged from its previous offer.

The source added that Barco has agreed to give $1 million from his cut of the potential transfer fee to Independiente in order to facilitate the...

Independiente want Ezequiel Barco stay amid Atlanta United speculation

Ezequiel Barco celebrates a goal for Independiente against Flamengo.
Ezequiel Barco is an Argentina under-20 international.

Independiente president Hugo Moyano is hoping to convince Ezequiel Barco to remain at the club amid claims the 18-year-old midfielder is weighing up an offer from Atlanta United in Major League Soccer.

Barco is under contract with Independiente until June 2019 but reports in Argentina claim Atlanta are willing to pay his $12 million release clause and that the youngster is set to leave.

Asked about Barco's future at Independiente, Moyano told TyC Sports: "It's not easy but it's not impossible. We...

Rio prosecutors to probe Copa Sudamericana fan violence

More than 50 Flamengo fans had been detained over the past few days.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro launched an investigation Thursday into the fan violence surrounding the Copa Sudamericana final between local club Flamengo and Argentine team Independiente.

Clashes broke out on the night before Wednesday's match at Maracana Stadium, and continued until the early hours of Thursday. There was vandalism inside the stadium during the match and violence afterward, with more than 50 Flamengo supporters being detained over the two days.

The Rio prosecutor's...

Ezequiel Barco bids Independiente goodbye amid Atlanta United links

Ezequiel Barco celebrates a goal for Independiente against Flamengo.
Ezequiel Barco celebrates after scoring for Independiente against Flamengo.

Budding Argentina star Ezequiel Barco said farewell to Independiente on Wednesday, but was coy about reports linking him with an enormous $12 million move to MLS club Atlanta United.

Speaking after Independiente won the Copa Sudamericana 3-2 on aggregate over Flamengo, Barco said he had played his final game for his boyhood club, despite being under contract until June 2019.

"I am very happy about the title we won, but this is my goodbye to the club," Barco told TyC Sports. "I did...