Day: September 23, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-New York City FC presser (9.23.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel (24) handles ball during 2019 contest against Kansas City
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Topics included teammate Michael Parkhurst’s retirement at the end of the 2019 season, Parkhurst’s influence on Gressel’s career and the team overall and Atlanta preparing to visit New York City FC and handling the unique playing aspects of Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-New York City FC presser (9.23.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

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 the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Topic included the retirement of captain Michael Parkhurst at the end of the 2019 season, de Boer’s personal experience with retirement as a player, a health update on Josef Martinez, Ezequiel Barco and George Bello and preparing to visit New York City FC and the unique playing elements of Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst retirement/pre-New York City FC presser (9.23.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst (right) handles ball in contest against Kansas City during 2019 season.
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Michael Parkhurst following the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Parkhurst announced his retirement at the end of the 2019 season earlier in the day. Topics included Parkhurst’s decision process to retirement, memories of playing in Atlanta including winning the 2018 MLS Cup, serving as the team’s first captain, representing the United States internationally, future plans post-retirement and Atlanta preparing to visit New York City FC on Sept. 25.