Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the eastern conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the press conference of Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez August 13 ahead of the team’s home tilt against LAFC August 15. Topics included the announcement of Gonzalo Pineda as the new manager earlier in the week, the team’s improved play under interim manager Rob Valentino, finding confidence through a trying season and preparing to face LAFC player and fellow former MLS MVP Carlos Vela.

Original Free Kick: Josef Martinez pre-LAFC presser (8.13.21)