Atlanta United Interim Head Coach Rob Valentino walks out onto the field before the match against FC Cincinatti at TQL Stadium in Cincinatti, Ohio, on Wednesday July 21, 2021. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the press conference of Atlanta United interim manager Rob Valentino 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, Valentino staying on the coaching staff as an assistant, the team’s improved play under him, communicating with Pineda, the training of new acquisition Luiz Araulo and the team preparing to host LAFC.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Rob Valentino pre-LAFC presser (8.13.21)