Match Preview Atlanta Untied at Columbus Crew Saturday, August 7, 2021

ATLANTA – Atlanta United returns to action Saturday when it travels to face Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field. The match is set to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be regionally broadcast on Bally Sports South.

  • Atlanta owns an all-time record of 4-5-0 against Columbus in MLS play: 2-2-0 at home, 2-2-0 on the road and 0-1-0 at neutral venues in the series. This will be the second and final meeting between the teams during the regular season, as Columbus won the first match 1-0 July 24 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 
  • Josef Martinez and Marcelino Moreno both scored for the second consecutive match in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at CF Montreal. It was Martinez’s fourth goal of the season and Moreno’s fifth, which leads Atlanta. Moreno also leads the club and ranks third in MLS in dribbles competed with 46.
  • Miles Robinson was selected to his first MLS All-Star Team on Wednesday. The center back has the highest duel success rate in MLS play this season at 73.6 percent (min. 50 duels). 
  • Columbus is coming off a 4-2 home loss to D.C. United on Wednesday. Kevin Molino and Lucas Zelarayán scored second-half goals for Columbus and Zelarayán leads the club with six goals on the season.

MATCH INFORMATION

Saturday, Aug. 7 | Lower.com Field, Columbus, OH | 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Atlanta United (2-6-9, 15 points) vs. Columbus Crew (6-5-6, 24 points)

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

TV | Bally Sports South

English Radio | 92.9 The Game

Spanish Radio | La Mejor

ABOUT ATLANTA UNITED

Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,548), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit:www.atlutd.com, and follow @ATLUTD.

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