For the first time in nearly four months, Columbus Crew SC faced another Major League Soccer opponent — in this case, MLS-expansion side Atlanta United FC. The preseason match opened the 2017 Carolina Challenge Cup at MUSC Health Stadium, seeing Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter's Black & Gold come from behind en route to a, 2-1, victory.
Crew SC will next face tournament-host Charleston Battery on Wednesday (5 p.m. ET) before closing the Carolina Challenge Cup against the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders on Saturday (4:30 p.m. ET). The 2017 Major League Soccer opens on March 4 against the Chicago Fire at MAPFRE Stadium, presented by MAPFRE Insurance. The full Crew SC preseason and regular schedule can be downloaded and synced on iOS and Android devices.