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The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Gonzalo Pineda preseason presser (1.14.22) — January 14, 2023

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Gonzalo Pineda preseason presser (1.14.22)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda during the opening day of training camp January 13. Topics included an update on the status of forward Josef Martinez on the roster, the health of goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defender Miles Robinson returning from torn Achilles injuries, expectations for training camp, reflections on a disappointing 2022 MLS campaign, using data for evaluation and more.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan preseason presser (1.13.22) — January 13, 2023

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan preseason presser (1.13.22)

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan during contest against Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan on the opening media session of training camp January 13. Topics included Guzan’s recovery from a torn Achilles tendon that ended his 2022 campaign, the team looking to rebound from a disappointing season that saw it miss the MLS Cup Playoffs, how he spend time away from the soccer pitch, changes to the roster including the potential departure of Josef Martinez and more.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Juanjo Purata pre-Cincinnati presser (8.12.22) — August 12, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Juanjo Purata pre-Cincinnati presser (8.12.22)

Detail shots of the King’s Kit during the 2020 Atlanta United Media Day Content Carwash at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta, GA, on Friday January 17, 2020. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender Juanjo Purata after the team’s practice August 11. Topics included Purata’s adjustment from playing in Liga MX in his native Mexico with Tigres UANL to Major League Soccer, working alongside young defenders as a veteran, thoughts on the MLS All-Star Game and preparing to face Cincinnati.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Gonzalo Pineda pre-Cincinnati presser (8.11.22) — August 11, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Gonzalo Pineda pre-Cincinnati presser (8.11.22)

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.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-Montreal home presser (3.17.22) — March 17, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-Montreal home presser (3.17.22)

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the eastern conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez March 17. Topics included Martinez seeking to find his scoring form during the early portion of the regular season, finding an ideal midfielder to work alongside, handling high expectations individually as a forward and as a member of the Atlanta United team.

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Miles Robinson pre-NYC FC MLS Cup Playoffs presser (11.21.21) — November 21, 2021

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Miles Robinson pre-NYC FC MLS Cup Playoffs presser (11.21.21)

Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson kicks ball in home contest against Colorado
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson 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 and the possibility of it being his last match for Atlanta United.