Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Pity Martinez, pre-Seattle presser, addresses relationship w/ Frank de Boer (7.12.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United player Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez (right) handles ball in contest against the Philadelphia Union.
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Pity Martinez following his team’s practice on July 12. Topics included Martinez’s interview with an Argentinian media outlet questioning his role on the team and strained relationship with manager Frank de Boer, how the front office has addressed the interview, de Boer’s communicating critiques with Martinez, his level of happiness with Atlanta and the domestic media, whether Tata Martino’s departure from Atlanta impacted his decision to sign with the team and Atlanta preparing to visit Seattle on July 14.

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