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 after the team’s practice August 11. Topics included the team preparing to visit FC Cincinnati August 13, defending Cincinnati striker Brandon Vazquez, a health update on Atlanta United player Brooks Lennon, evaluation of the team at this stage of the season, thoughts on the MLS All Star Game which took place August 10, whether the contest is beneficial for Major League Soccer and Liga MX.