Atlanta United’s starting 11 vs. Columbus


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.


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