Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
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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.