How To Watch and Match Preview: Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United - MLS - 02/24/2024

High Expectations and Elevated Emotions in Field Season Opener

Los Angeles Football Club v Columbus Crew - 2023 MLS Cup
Los Angeles Football Club v Columbus Crew - 2023 MLS Cup / Zach Sanderson/ISI Photos/GettyImages

The 2024 season is kicking off in style, with the Columbus Crew taking on Atlanta United FC in a clash that promises to shake the foundations of Field. This match, affectionately dubbed 'Crewsmas' by fans, is not just a sporting event; it's a moment of celebration, renewed hopes, and the start of an exciting journey towards success.

The Columbus Crew takes to the field as the reigning MLS Cup champions, boasting a team that has captivated fans with its attractive and efficient style of play. With a memorable 2023 season where they clinched their third league title, the anticipation surrounding the Crew's performance in 2024 is monumental. Under the guidance of coach Wilfried Nancy, the team aims to maintain its supremacy and solidify its place as a dominant force in the North American soccer scene.

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On the other side of the pitch, Atlanta United FC emerges as a formidable challenger. With a determined squad keen on making their mark this season, the 'Five Stripes' are hungry for success and ready to fight for glory. The inclusion of talents like Giorgos Giakoumakis and Thiago Almada promises to further strengthen the team's lineup, making them a serious threat to any opponent.

Despite the high expectations and excitement surrounding this matchup, we cannot underestimate the importance of the festive atmosphere that permeates 'Crewsmas.' It's more than just a game; it's a celebration of passion for soccer, a moment for fans to come together and support their team with fervor and devotion.

The match will be broadcast live for those unable to attend in person at Field. Fans can tune in to the MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app to catch all the action straight from their screens. Additionally, the match will be broadcast on local radio in English, via station 92.9 The Game, and in Spanish, on station WAOS La Mejor 1600, allowing fans to follow the plays and commentary, even if they're far from the stadium.