Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
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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.