Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz preseason presser (1.14.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz (middle) celebrates with teammates
Photo credit: AJ Reynolds/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz following the team’s preseason practice Jan. 14. Topics included his recovery from injury in the offseason, handling the departure of defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, his interest in being named captain of the team, the MLS Players Association negotiations with the MLS for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and reasons he re-signed with Atlanta as a free agent.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Fernando Meza preseason presser (1.14.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United entrance ahead of home contest against Montreal Impact
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications (Karl L. Moore)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of new Atlanta United defender Fernando Meza following the team’s preseason practice Jan. 14. Topics with the Argentinian included his professional move from Club Tijuana to Atlanta United, interaction with fellow countryman and former United player Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, expectations playing in Major League Soccer and the CONCACAF Champions League and desire to learn English language.

Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech basketball Josh Pastner pre-Notre Dame home presser (1.13.20) #sportsinquirer #togetherweswarm #acc #accbasketball

Georgia Tech men’s basketball head coach Josh Pastner
Photo credit: Georgia Tech Athletics

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner before the team’s practice Jan. 13. Topics included the Yellow Jackets winning ACC contests on the road, Jose Alvarado’s high assist-to-turnover ratio, the importance of guard play and the team preparing to host Notre Dame Jan. 15.