Day: August 2, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-LA Galaxy presser (8.2.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mls #majorleaguesoccer #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel (right) handles ball in contest against New England Revolution
Photo credit: Matthew Modoono (Atlanta United Communications)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on August 2. Topics included Leandro Gonzalez Pirez’s comments on the state of the team, the communication level between manager Frank de Boer and the players, Gressel’s level of frustration with distractions to team via media interviews, Atlanta’s road loss at LAFC the previous week and Gressel’s thoughts on the MLS All-Star Game from July 31.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-LA Galaxy presser (8.2.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mls #majorleaguesoccer #uniteandconquer

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 his team’s practice on August 2. Topics included Leandro Gonzalez Pirez’s comments on the state of the team, the communication level between de Boer and the players, working with South American players, Atlanta preparing to play against the LA Galaxy on August 3 while also looking to the US Open Cup semifinals match at Orlando City on August 6 and provides an injury update on George Bello and Ezequiel Barco.

Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Dan Ellington presser (8.1.19) #sportsinquirer #gsupanthers #georgiastatefb #sunbelt #funbelt

Georgia State football quarterback Dan Ellington prepares to throw ball in contest against Kennesaw State.
(Jason Getz/ Georgia State Athletics)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia State football player Dan Ellington before his team’s first practice for the 2019 season on August 1. Topics included the Panthers’ offseason, the changes in the coaching staff on offense, his development as a second-year starter, the upgrades to the team’s facilities, working with the team’s young receivers and preparing for the season opener at Tennessee on August 31.