Two changes for Atlanta, while Manneh, Cruz make maiden Cincy starts

Julian Gressel - arrives - Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta United coach Frank De Boer is fielding a starting XI in Sunday's home opener with only one change from the group that took the field in Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to Monterrey in Leg 1 of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, FC Cincinnati coach Alan Koch is giving forward Kekutah Manneh and playmaker Allan Cruz their first starts of the season as his side visit Mercedes-Benz Stadium (5 pm ET | ESPN, MLS LIVE on DAZN).

Jeff Larentowicz  and Julian Gressel are starting in De Boer's 3-4-3 setup while Mikey Ambrose and Darlington Nagbe go to the bench. The other 10 names are the same for Atlanta, which are playing their fourth game in 11 days. De Boer has made no more than two changes between any two games in that stretch.

Manneh came off the bench and Cruz was not in the 18 in Cincinnati's 4-1 Week 1 loss at Seattle. Cruz had signed with the club from Costa Rica's Herediano in mid-January, and was not ruled out of the opener because of any injury, according to reports.