Info to know: Atlanta United at Columbus

Credit: Kyle Hess/Atlanta United

Credit: Kyle Hess/Atlanta United

Atlanta United (7-10-8) will play at Columbus (8-6-10) in an MLS game Sunday. Kickoff is set for 5:35 p.m. The game will be televised on FS1.

You can follow Doug Roberson’s live coverage on Twitter (@DougRobersonAJC). He will post a game story at AJC.com at the final whistle.

ExploreMore AJC coverage of Atlanta United

Managers: Atlanta United’s Gonzalo Pineda vs. Columbus’ Caleb Porter

Site: Lower.com Field

Home/road records: Atlanta United on road 1-7-4; Columbus at home 5-4-3

Goals for/against: Atlanta United 34/38; Columbus 32/27

Expected goals for/against: Atlanta United 36.1/35.7; Columbus 31.6/29.7

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Atlanta United

Ronaldo Cisneros: Seven goals, one assist

Josef Martinez: Six goals, four assists

Thiago Almada: Four goals, eight assists

Marcelino Moreno: Two goals, six assists

Dom Dwyer: Four goals

Luiz Araujo: Four goals, five assists

Columbus

Lucas Zelarayan: Eight goals, five assists

Cucho: Six goals

Derrick Etienne: Five goals, five assists

Darlington Nagbe: Three goals

OFFICIATING CREW

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistants: Lyes Arfa, Gianni Facchini

Fourth official: Guido Gonzales

VAR: Tim Ford

AVAR: Peter Balciunas

INJURY REPORTS

For Atlanta United

Questionable: Matheus Rossetto (ankle) and George Campbell (adductor)

Out: Ozzie Alonso (torn ACL), Dylan Castanheira (Achilles), Brad Guzan (Achilles), Miles Robinson (Achilles) and Emerson Hyndman (quad).

For Columbus

Unavailable

WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT THE GAME

“Everything in general is dangerous about Columbus. So we will come up with a good training plan, a good plan for the game and then try to do our game and try to get better chances than them.” − Pineda

“I always prefer after June, July, you have already your best 11, your best formation, and you start to just play with that lineup continuously, and the changes have to be minimal. We haven’t had that. So that’s the ups and downs that you’ve been seeing. But we are trying to get there.” − Pineda

ATLANTA UNITED’S PREDICTED 11

Goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo

Right wingback Brooks Lennon

Centerback Juan Jose Purata

Centerback Alan Franco

Centerback Andrew Gutman

Left wingback Caleb Wiley

Midfielder Santiago Sosa

Attacking midfielder Thiago Almada

Left wing Luiz Araujo

Right wing Ronaldo Cisneros

Striker Josef Martinez

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Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS schedule

Feb. 27 Atlanta United 3, Sporting KC 1

March 5 Colorado 3, Atlanta United 0

March 13 Atlanta United 2, Charlotte 1

March 19 Atlanta United 3, Montreal 3

April 2 Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 0

April 10 Charlotte 1, Atlanta United 0

April 16 Atlanta United 0, Cincinnati 0

April 24 Miami 2, Atlanta United 1

April 30 Montreal 2, Atlanta United 1

May 7 Atlanta United 4, Chicago 1

May 15 Atlanta United 2, New England 2

May 21 Atlanta United 2, Nashville 2

May 28 Columbus 2, Atlanta United 1

June 19 Atlanta United 2, Miami 0

June 25 Toronto 2, Atlanta United 1

June 30 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

July 3 Atlanta United 2, NYCFC 2

July 9 Austin 3, Atlanta United 0

July 13 Atlanta United 2, Real Salt Lake 1

July 17 Atlanta United 1, Orlando 1

July 24 L.A. Galaxy 2, Atlanta United 0

July 30 Atlanta United 0, Chicago 0

August 6 Atlanta United 2, Seattle 1

August 13 Atlanta United 2, Cincinnati 2

August 17 New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1

August 21 at Columbus, 5:30 p.m., FS1

August 28 vs. D.C. United, 4 p.m., UNIV

August 31 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., FS1

Sept. 4 at Portland, 5:30 p.m., FOX

Sept. 10 vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept. 14 at Orlando, 6 p.m., BSSO/BSSE

Sept 17 vs. Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 1 at New England, 1 p.m., UniMas

Oct. 9 vs. NYCFC, TBD, BSSO/BSSE