Atlanta United’s starting 11 vs. Columbus on Wednesday at MAPFRE Stadium includes one (I think) big surprise:
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, with his 15th start this season.
Right fullback Franco Escobar, with his eighth start this season.
Centerback Michael Parkhurst, the team’s captain.
Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, with his 14th start.
Left fullback Mike Ambrose, with his fourth start this season.
Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, with his 354th start in MLS.
Defensive midfielder Darlington Nagbe
Attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron, who suffered a shoulder injury last week.
Right midfielder Julian Gressel, who has one goal and five assists.
Left midfielder Ezequiel Barco, who has three goals.
Striker Josef Martinez, who leads the league with 13 goals scored.