Day: August 26, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-U.S. Open Cup Final presser (8.26.19) #sportsinquirer #usoc2019 #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s practice on Aug. 26 ahead of the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Minnesota United on Aug. 27. Topics included Atlanta’s preparation for the match, the importance of the U.S. Open Cup to the franchise, the potential of having the final at a neutral site in the future and whether the prospect of extra time and/or penalty kicks will impact Atlanta’s lineup .

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-U.S. Open Cup Final presser (8.26.19) #sportsinquirer #usoc2019 #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on Aug. 26 ahead of the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Minnesota United on Aug. 27. Topics included Atlanta’s preparation for the match, the importance of winning the competition for the franchise, the overall fitness of the team following its win at Orlando on Aug. 23 and whether the compensation for winning the Cup should be financially larger.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Pity Martinez pre-U.S. Open Cup Final presser (8.26.19) #sportsinquirer #usoc2019 #atlutd #uniteandconquer

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 midfielder Pity Martinez following his team’s practice on Aug. 26 ahead of the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Minnesota United on Aug. 27. Topics included Atlanta’s preparation for the match, the advantage of winning the Campeones Cup earlier this season for experience and the importance of the U.S. Open Cup to the team.