Atlanta United’s starting 11 vs. D.C. United

Atlanta United’s starting 11 for today’s game against D.C. United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan

Right wingback Julian Gressel, making his second start, but first at this position this season.

Centerback Franco Escobar

Centerback Michael Parkhurst

Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, who is returning from a hip contusion sustained in last week’s 4-0 loss at Houston

Left wingback Greg Garza

Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, moving from centerback to his more natural position.

Midfielder Darlington Nagbe

Attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron

Striker Hector Villalba

Striker Josef Martinez, who has one goal in his past six games, including the playoffs.