Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United: Major League Soccer Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

After a hiatus since 2020, the Columbus Crew is set to make a return to the MLS Cup playoffs. They kick off their best-of-three series against Atlanta United this Wednesday at Field. The Crew finished the regular season in third place in the Eastern Conference, securing a 2-1 victory in their last match against CF Montreal. On the other hand, Atlanta United claimed the sixth position in the conference after a 2-2 draw with FC Cincinnati.

Columbus ended three years of regular season frustrations with an impressive 11-point improvement from 2022 to 2023. Their last third-place finish in the regular season, in 2020, led to an MLS Cup victory, where they won all four playoff matches by a 9-2 score. They’re undefeated in their last seven playoff games in Columbus but will have their first postseason match at Field, where they won 12 regular-season games and lost only one. Under manager Wilfried Nancy, the team equaled a club record with 57 points and led the league in 2023 with 67 goals. While their attacking style is captivating, it occasionally exposes them defensively, resulting in multiple goals conceded in a dozen matches this year. Despite this, their attacking prowess often helps them come from behind to secure points, as they’ve earned at least a draw four times in 2023 after conceding the opening goal.

Atlanta United had a successful 2023 season, rebounding from their playoff miss the previous year by amassing 50 points, marking the second time in three seasons they reached this milestone. Under Gonzalo Pineda’s leadership, they scored the second-most goals in the Eastern Conference (66). Atlanta displayed their ability to score late, netting seven goals in second-half stoppage time and 16 beyond the 86th minute. However, their defensive vulnerabilities led to conceding more goals than any other MLS playoff team in 2023 (53). In their fourth road postseason game, they’ve won just once (1-0 against New York City FC in 2018). Atlanta has conceded 10 goals in three visits to Field, suffering a 6-1 loss to the Crew in March, with only one win, a 3-2 victory during the 2021 season.

Probable lineups

Columbus Crew probable starting lineup: Schulte, Moreira, Camacho, Zawadzki, Gressel, Nagbe, Morris, Yeboah, Ramirez, Matan, C. Hernandez

Atlanta United probable starting lineup: Guzan, R. Hernandez, Robinson, Purata, Wiley, Mosquera, Rossetto, Etienne, Berry, Giakoumakis, Silva

Form Guide

Columbus Crew

CF Montreal2-1 (W)
Atlanta United1-1 (D)
New England Revolution2-1 (W)
Philadelphia Union1-1 (D)
FC Dallas1-1 (D)

Atlanta United

FC Cincinnati2-2 (D)
Columbus Crew1-1 (D)
Philadelphia Union2-3 (L)
CF Montreal4-1 (W)
DC United1-1 (D)

Head to Head

Last 5 matches- resultsScore
Atlanta United draw Columbus Crew1-1
Columbus Crew beat Atlanta United6-1
Atlanta United draw Columbus Crew2-2
Columbus Crew beat Atlanta United2-1
Atlanta United beat Columbus Crew2-3

Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United Live Schedule and Fixture

The Major League Soccer match between Columbus Crew and Atlanta United will take place at Field on Thursday at 5:00 am IST.

Columbus Crew vs Atlanta UnitedKey Details
DateNovember 2 Field
Kickoff time in US7:30 pm (Wednesday)
Kickoff time in India5:00 am (Thursday)

Where to watch Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United?

Football fans in United States can catch the live action via MLS Pass on Apple TV.

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