Centerhalf: Leandro Pirez
Right fullback: Greg Garza
Defensive midfielder: Jeff Larentowicz
Defensive midfielder: Chris McCann
Attacking midfielder: Josef Martinez
Wide midfielder: Hector Villalba
Wide midfielder: Miguel Almiron
Striker: Kenwyne Jones
The big change from last week is shifting Almiron from inside to wide, with Martinez coming inside.
The formation could be either a 4-2-3-1, 4-1-4-1, or 4-2-2-2, as odd as that sounds. It depends upon if Martinez is playing as a second striker or central midfielder.
Inactives: Asad (calf), Zach Loyd (groin), Carlos Carmona (travel), Anton Walkes (travel), Romario Williams (travel), Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu, Alex Tambakis, Mikey Ambrose, Chris Goslin and Brandon Vazquez.
Columbus’ starting 11:
Goalkeeper: Zack Steffen
Defenders: Nicolai Naess, Lalas Abubakar, Jukka Raitala.
Midfielders: Mohammed Abu, Justin Meram, Federico Higuain, Ethan Finley and Wil Trapp.
Forwards: Adam Jahn and Connor Maloney.