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Columbus Crew clinches spot in Round of 16, prepares for final match of group play

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The Columbus Crew celebrates a goal in a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls in the MLS is Back Tournament. (Matthew Stith/Jared Martinez/MLS){ }

After securing a spot in the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16, the Columbus Crew has just one match remaining in group play before the knockout rounds begin.

The Crew will take on Atlanta United Tuesday night to conclude the group stage of the MLS is Back Tournament.

With shutout wins over FC Cincinnati and the New York Red Bulls, the Crew has already secured a spot in the Round of 16.

The Crew kicked off the tournament with a 4-0 win over rival FC Cincinnati and backed that performance up with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

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Atlanta United has lost both of its matches in the MLS is Back Tournament and sits at the bottom of Group E.

The Crew won twice in three matches against Atlanta last season.

Columbus and Atlanta will kick off at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Round of 16 will begin on June 25.



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