Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst (left) handles ball in contest against DC United
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following the team’s 3-1 home win over the New England Revolution in its regular season finale on Oct. 6. Topics included the victory, the post-match retirement ceremony dedicated to Parkhurst, Josef Martinez saluting him after scoring a goal, the impact Parkhurst has had on the team and preparing to face New England again in the first round of the MLS Playoffs.