Atlanta United’s starting 11 for Saturday’s exhibition game against Columbus at MUSC Health Stadium:
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Right fullback Sal Zizzo
Centerback Jeff Larentowicz
Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
Right fullback Mikey Ambrose, in for Greg Garza. He’s not injured. It’s just precautionary rest.
Holding midfielder Chris McCann
Midfielder Darlington Nagbe
Right midfielder Julian Gressel
Attacking Midfielder Miguel Almiron
Left midfielder Ezequiel Barco
Striker Josef Martinez
With the exception of Ambrose, this is the same starting 11 that opened last week’s game at Nashville SC, which ended with a 3-1 win.
There are four players who are likely starters who were once again held out: Garza, centerback Michael Parkhurst, right fullback Franco Escobar and right midfielder Hector Villalba. Their absences are simply precautionary.