3. Atlanta United centerback Miles Robinson and goalkeeper Brad Guzan were also called up by Berhalter. Robinson made his USMNT debut in Friday’s 3-1 loss to Mexico. Guzan didn’t make the 18. Both players may get another opportunity on Tuesday when the U.S. hosts Uruguay in St. Louis. Robinson seems a lock to get more playing time because John Brooks, one of four centerbacks on the roster, left camp after the game against Mexico.
4. After Columbus, Atlanta United’s remaining games are at Cincinnati (18 points), vs. San Jose (44), at NYCFC, at Montreal (37) and vs. New England (39). Just three of those teams, NYCFC, the Quakes and the Revs, are above the playoff lines in their conferences. The toughest games will be at NYCFC on its ridiculous pitch and San Jose.
5. Atlanta United will need to win out if it hopes to finish in first in the East. NYCFC has a few tough games remaining, including vs. San Jose, at New England and at Dallas, but is playing well. Philadelphia must host LAFC, which should win the Supporters’ Shield, go to Red Bulls, to San Jose and then there is the finale.