Locker room setup before the match against FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday July 21, 2021. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda following the team’s practice March 16. Topics included the team’s undefeated start in MLS regular season play through three matches, the team’s defensive positioning particularly defending set pieces, the impact of new team president Garth Lagerwey and the team preparing to host the Portland Timbers March 18.