Left fullback Chris McCann, 7.5: Put a shot inside the penalty box into the 20th row in #ATLUTD’s first good opportunity in the 28th minute. ... Appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury making a tackle in the 45th minute. ... Recovered and provided the interception and pass that led to Atlanta United’s counterattack for Miguel Almiron’s goal. ... With Hector Villalba playing ahead of him, Harrison Afful never got forward to cause problems.
Holding midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, 7.5: Both he and Eric Remedi left Gyasi Zardes uncovered on his tying goal in the 50th minute. ... Given an assist on Hector Villalba’s winning goal with a pass that will do down in soccer history as a pass, and not a clearance of what Columbus thought was a handball.. ... Created two chances and had two tackles
Midfielder Eric Remedi, 7.5 Played much higher up the field early in the game as Atlanta United used a 4-1-4-1 formation, a new wrinkle for opponent. ... His passing was again superb with a 95 percent completion rate.
Attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron, 8: Scored his ninth goal this season to give Atlanta United a 3-1 lead. ... Was denied by Steffen earlier. ...
Right midfielder Julian Gressel, 7: Picked up his ninth assist on Josef Martinez’s first goal. ... Gressel had nine assists last year.
Left midfielder Hector Villalba, 9: Several give aways early in the game. ... Put a shot from 12 yards over the bar in the 43rd minute. ... Dribbled through Columbus’ whole defense to score the winning goal in the 76th minute. ... It was his fourth goal and the skill alone is worth a 9. ... Also given an assist on Almiron’s goal. ...
Striker Josef Martinez, 9: Tied the MLS record when he scored his 27th goal to give Atlanta United a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute. ... Earned an assist on Almiron's goal.
Ezequiel Barco (on for Gressel, 74th minute), 7: Took the air out of the game with his dribbling in extra time. ...
Kevin Kratz (on for Villalba, 85th minute), NR.
Miles Robinson (on for Almiron, 90), NR.