MLS is Back Tournament - Jul 21 - ATLvsCLB

Preview: Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew SC | MLS is Back Tournament, Group E

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group E, Matchday 14
Atlanta United vs. Columbus Crew SC
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Tues., July 21 – 8:00 PM ET

TV: TUDN; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: Twitter; TUDN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

Considered two early favorites in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta and Columbus will wrap up their respective Group E slates with a Tuesday evening clash. This one could determine who earns the No. 1 spot, though Cincinnati and New York will have a say there as well.

Some question marks linger over ATLUTD before the MLS is Back Tournament, particularly with how they'll look in the final third without Josef Martinez (ACL tear). Can Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez lead the way, or will others have to step up? As for Columbus, they boast some of the Eastern Conference's best depth on paper. Look for Lucas Zelarayan or Pedro Santos to provide a spark when called upon.

However this one shapes up, it's bound to have Round of 16 seeding on the line. Now it's up to Frank de Boer and Caleb Porter to navigate their respective teams through those challenges.