Day: July 19, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #dcu #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan following the team’s practice on July 19. Topics included working with different sets of defenders due to injuries on the team, the form of teammate Josef Martinez, the implications of the newly announced Leagues Cup will have on Major League Soccer and Atlanta preparing to host DC United on July 21.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #dcu #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez
Photo credit: Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez following the team’s practice on July 19. Topics included Martinez’s form after representing Venezuela at Copa America earlier in the month, coorespondance with former teammate Miguel Almiron, seeing to match last year’s offensive production and receive the Golden Boot, working with multiple sets of teammates in 2019 due to injuries, the play of Carlos Vela of LAFC, a response to Los Angeles Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic belief he’s the best player in the league and preparing to host DC United on July 21.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #dcu #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer (middle) during match
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following the team’s practice on July 19. Topics included injury updates on Ezequiel Barco, George Bello and Tito Villalba, using two strikers in Josef Martinez and Brandon Vazquez on the field at the same time during the team’s 5-0 win over Houston on July 17, the form of Martinez, using different formations because of injured players and preparing to host DC United on July 21.

Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19)