Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre-New York City FC presser 11.9.18 #sportsinquirer #atlantaunited

Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst
Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst plays ball in contest
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The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst before his team’s practice on Nov. 9. Topics included the upcoming home contest against New York City FC in the MLS Playoffs, approach to the second leg of an aggregate goal series with a lead and preparing for potential penalty kick situations.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino pre-New York City FC presser 11.9.18 #sportsinquirer #atlantaunited #atlutd #mlsplayoffs

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino before his team’s practice on Nov. 9. Topics included the upcoming home contest against New York City FC in the MLS Playoffs, approach to the second leg of an aggregate goal  series with a lead, the potential lineup/substitution changes due to penalty kicks and extra time scenario and speaking English with reporters.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino presser 10.19.18 #sportrsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #atlantaunited

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino before his team’s practice on Oct. 19. Topics included the speculations of his acceptance of the same position with the Mexican National Team and how Atlanta has dealt with it, an update on the negotiations with the Atlanta front office, Atlanta’s battle for the Supporter’s Shield and preparing to host Chicago on Oct. 21.