Rocco Ríos Novo had to enter exchange vs. Alajuelense after the expulsion of Brad Guzan, captain of the North American team

The archer Rocco Ríos Novo took the spotlights on the Alajuelense vs. Atlanta United that was played in the Alejandro Morera Soto de Costa Rica, despite the fact that the young 18-year-old goalkeeper had not made his debut with the first team of the North American squad.

And it is that the titular goalkeeper of the Atlanta United, Brad Guzan He was expelled from the match in front of Alajuelense after committing a foul outside the area when the first half ended.

Gabriel Heinze had to choose the goalkeeper Rocco Ríos Novo despite the fact that he was only booked for four days, suitable for him to be available for this match against Alajuelense because the second goalkeeper of the Atlanta United he is injured.

“I await his moment, he is a boy who did not play in the First Division, but we liked him, whatever happens I was not going to change my opinion about him,” he said. Gabriel Heinze at a press conference after the 0-1 win over Alajuelense at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium.

Rocco Ríos Novo He was filled with happiness after having officially debuted with Atlanta United, the young goalkeeper has a tour in lesser teams of Argentina, was a starter with the albiceleste in the 2019 World Cup in Brazil U-17.

“Well, first of all, it was happiness, it was an unforgettable moment, I am very grateful, my whole family followed me from Argentina, the truth filled me with a lot of happiness … we work a lot during the week, to be prepared in case of being able to enter and know what did they propose, “he said at a press conference after the meeting.

Rocco Ríos Novo He does not know if the four-day contract that the Atlanta United first team gave him will extend beyond what was previously agreed, he was signed by the subsidiary team of the American squad a few months ago.

“Well, I am not left with a not very good feeling from the forwards, but from the whole team, they came out to win, the game was very hard and with the issue of the contract that is resolved by the club, I am aware of what let them tell me ”, finished the goalkeeper.

Rocco Ríos Novo He has already played a South American Sub 15, the South American Sub 17 and also the aforementioned Children’s World Cup, where he was directed by Pablo Aimar and Diego Placente. He is established as the star archer of the minor divisions of the Argentina.