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Marcelino Moreno named to MLS Team of the Week for Matchweek 29

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With Josef Martinez out, Moreno comes up big to help secure a crucial road win

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Toronto FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta United midifelder Marcelino Moreno was named to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Matchweek 29 thanks to his impressive performance that heled the Five Stripes to a 2-0 win on the road against Toronto FC Saturday night.

Moreno was Atlanta’s standout player of the match and capped off the performance with a fine goal seen above. He was such a nuisance that the opponents fouled him a remarkable NINE times, while the Argentine midfielder was still bale to make 8 ball recoveries and succeeded on four of his six dribble attempts.

This nomination marks the third time Moreno has been named to the MLS Team of the week. He also made the “bench” once, which I still don’t quite understand (I would be fine with “bench” spots on a team of the week if it were comprised of players who came on as substitutes in their games, but I digress...)

Congrats to Marcelino, and lets all hope he’s able to carry this form into Wednesday’s game vs. NYCFC where the team is likely to be without Ezequiel Barco due to a red card suspension.