Locker room setup 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 presser of Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda Sept. 23 ahead of the team’s road contest against the Philadelphia Union Sept. 25. Topics included the health status of striker Josef Martinez, the expansion of the CONCACAF League Cup and Champions League and Atlanta’s preparation for the Philadelphia tilt.