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 Nov. 20 ahead of the team’s MLS Cup Playoffs match against New York City FC taking place Nov. 21. Topics included preparations for the match, playing in the unique confines of Yankee Stadium, the availability of players such as Santiago Sosa, Marcelino Moreno and Josef Martinez, tactical approach facing NYC FC, thoughts on the Mexican National Team and more.