Columbus Crew SC opened Carolina Challenge Cup 2018, the club’s final stop in a circuitous preseason tour, with a 3-1 victory over Atlanta United FC. Pedro Santos started the scoring for the Black & Gold with a blast in the 13th minute. Cristian Martinez doubled Crew SC’s lead in the 33rd minuted with a nifty chip. An own goal by United’s Josef Martinez in the 71st minute sealed the win for Columbus, but Atlanta did tally a goal before full time.
Our intrepid photographer, Joe Craven, was on hand to capture the action. Check out his work in the gallery below.