Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-MLS Cup presser 12.3.18 #atlutd #mlscup #sportsinquirer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Julian Gressel before his team’s practice on Dec. 3. Topics with the midfielder ahead of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8 were preparations for the contest, having home-field advantage, working alongside veteran teammates Jeff Larentowicz and Michael Parkhurst and playing final match with current manager Tata Martino.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz pre-MLS Cup presser 12.3.18 #atlutd #mlscup #sportsinquirer

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz before his team’s practice on Dec. 3. Topics with the defender/midfielder ahead of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8 were preparations for the contest, the growth of Major League Soccer, his previous MLS Cup success with Colorado, working with younger teammates through the MLS Cup Playoffs and playing final match with current manager Tata Martino.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Eric Remedi pre-MLS Cup presser 12.3.18 #atlutd #mlscup #sportsinquirer

Atlanta United defender Eric Remedi plays ball in contest
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Eric Remedi before his team’s practice on Dec. 3. Topics with the defender ahead of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8 were preparations for the contest, his journey from Argentina to Atlanta and the post-match celebration of his teammates after winning the Eastern Conference Championship against the New York Red Bulls.