Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre-New York Red Bulls presser (5.17.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst plays ball in contest
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s practice on May 17. Topics included the team’s five-match winning streak, the team’s defensive improvement from the beginning of the season, the team preparing for its “rivalry” match at the New York Red Bulls on May 19.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst post-Orlando City presser (5.12.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls

Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst (left) handles ball in contest against DC United
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s 1-0 home win over Orlando City SC on May 12. Topics included the victory, the team’s current four-match winning streak, countering Orlando’s pressing defense and playing as a winger in manager Frank de Boer’s system.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre-FC Dallas presser (4.18.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst (left) handles ball in contest against DC United
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst following his team’s practice on April 18. Topics included the team’s current form following a 2-0 road win at New England on April 13, playing as a right back, assisting wingers with their defensive responsibilities in manager Frank de Boer’s system and preparing to host FC Dallas on April 20.