2019-03-30-CLB-ATL

Columbus Crew SC vs. Atlanta United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 5
Columbus Crew SC vs. Atlanta United
MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus
March 30 - 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Columbus Crew SC are looking to bounce back from their first defeat under Caleb Porter when they meet Atlanta United Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium. 

Columbus (2-1-1) are coming off a 3-0 defeat at the Philadelphia Union in Week 4, while Atlanta (0-1-2) were idle and are rested, but could be without Pity Martinez, who suffered an injury with Argentina during the FIFA international window. 

Atlanta have won each of the previous two meetings at MAPFRE Stadium by identical 2-0 scorelines.

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - torn ACL
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zack Steffen (FK) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Niko Hansen (M) - right thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Artur (M) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Waylon Francis (D) - right calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Atlanta United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Bello (D) - groin injury
    • OUT: Chris Goslin (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Pity Martinez (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Florentin Pogba (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kevin Kratz (M) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Crew

  • Crew 0 wins, 0 goals
  • Atlanta 2 wins, 4 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Joe Dickerson
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, TJ Zablocki
  • 4th Official: Malik Badawi
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

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