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Oppo Research: 5 Things about Atlas FC

We look at the strengths and weaknesses of a team that NYCFC beat last year, and that since lost their best player.

You again | Photograph by Rob Gray USA TODAY Sports, courtesy Leagues Cup

New York City FC start their 2023 Leagues Cup campaign on Sunday, July 23, with a home matchup against Atlas FC — a side that NYCFC defeated to win the Campeones Cup in 2022. In this edition of Oppo Research, we look at an Atlas that lost their leading goal-scorer to Club América, but that could still hurt NYCFC.

1. Atlas lost their No 9 today

Atlas striker Julio Furch reportedly joined Brazil’s Santos FC today. No official announcement was made as of the publication of this post, but the deal looks to be all but formalized. His departure further depletes a squad that still haven’t recovered from losing their talisman in the offseason. (See below.) 

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