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Glass: Marcelino Moreno could debut vs. Red Bulls

Impatiently waiting

Lanus v Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata - Superliga Argentina 2019/20 Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images

Atlanta United could be just a week away from receiving a huge boost to their matchday squad.

Five Stripes interim manager Stephen Glass told reporters in his pre-match media availability on Thursday that new Designated Player signing Marcelino Moreno has arrived in Atlanta and could debut as early as next weekend’s match against the New York Red Bulls.

Atlanta United play D.C. United this weekend and Orlando City midweek before Moreno’s potential debut. If the target is reached, the new signing will only have seven regular season matches to make an impact and help his new side sneak into the playoffs.

Entering this weekend’s round of fixtures, Atlanta are on the outside looking in thanks to an incredibly poor run of form. Even if Moreno can quickly adjust to his new surroundings and get on the field swiftly, the squad still has a lot of work to do to ensure a postseason berth for the fourth consecutive season.