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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Tata Martino post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb — November 25, 2018

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Tata Martino post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb

Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Tata Martino following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win, adjusting to New York not pressing on defense, the contributions of Franco Escobar at defense, the play of Tito Villalba and Ezequiel Barco off the bench and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Leandro Gonzalez Pirez post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Leandro Gonzalez Pirez post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb

Atlanta United player Leandro Gonzalez Pirez
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win, if it was the team’s most complete contest of the season and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Jeff Larentowicz post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Jeff Larentowicz post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win getting an assist in Atlanta’s second goal, having two shots in the contest and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Brad Guzan post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United #atlutd Brad Guzan post-New York Red Bulls presser 11.25.18 #sportsinquirer #mlscupplayoffs #nyrb

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.

Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Shawn Elliot post-Georgia Southern presser Part Two 11.24.28 #sportsinquirer #gsupanthers #sunbelt —

Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Shawn Elliot post-Georgia Southern presser Part Two 11.24.28 #sportsinquirer #gsupanthers #sunbelt

Georgia State football head coach Shawn Elliott.
(Jason Getz/ Georgia State Athletics)

Georgia State football head coach Shawn Elliott addresses media following team’s 35-14 home loss to Georgia Southern in its season finale on Nov. 24. Topics included thoughts on the loss, the disappointment in the 2018 campaign and the departure of player Penny Hart from the program.

Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Penny Hart post-Georgia Southern presser 11.24.28 #sportsinquirer #gsupanthers #sunbelt —

Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Penny Hart post-Georgia Southern presser 11.24.28 #sportsinquirer #gsupanthers #sunbelt

Georgia State football wide receiver Penny Hart
Photo credit: Georgia State Athletics

Georgia State football Penny Hart addresses media following team’s 35-14 home loss to Georgia Southern in its season finale on Nov. 24. Topics included thoughts on the loss, the disappointment in the 2018 campaign, playing his final game for the Panthers and pursuing a professional career.