The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz following the team’s preseason practice Jan. 14. Topics included his recovery from injury in the offseason, handling the departure of defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, his interest in being named captain of the team, the MLS Players Association negotiations with the MLS for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and reasons he re-signed with Atlanta as a free agent.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of new Atlanta United defender Fernando Meza following the team’s preseason practice Jan. 14. Topics with the Argentinian included his professional move from Club Tijuana to Atlanta United, interaction with fellow countryman and former United player Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, expectations playing in Major League Soccer and the CONCACAF Champions League and desire to learn English language.
The Sports Inquirer attended the preseason training camp presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer Jan. 13.
Topics included the team preparing for the season which includes MLS and CONCACAF Champions League play, replacing defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, the availability of Julian Gressel, the potential transfer of Andrew Carleton, the captaincy of the team with Michael Parkhurst’s retirement and United’s desire to win championships.