Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst post-New York City FC presser 11.11.18 #mlscupplayoffs #sportsinquirer #atlutd

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

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s 3-1 home win over New York City FC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the MLS Playoffs. Atlanta advanced on 4-1 on aggregate goals. Topics included thoughts on the win, advancing to the Conference Finals, the support of the Atlanta fans and limiting New York City’s chances.

 

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre NYC FC presser (11.2.18) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mlsplayoffs #nycfc

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

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Michael Parkhurst before his team’s practice on Nov. 2. Topics included Atlanta’s preparations for its MLS playoff road game at New York City FC in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Nov. 4, Atlanta rebounding from its road defeat at Toronto FC in the regular-season finale the previous week, finding intensity in the postseason, Parkhurst’s role as a captain in the postseason and tactical challenges that NYC FC presents playing within the layout of Yankee Stadium.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst post-Chicago presser 10.21.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #cf97

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

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s 2-1 home win over the Chicago Fire on Oct. 21. Topics included the victory, the team’s performance without Tito Villalba and Miguel Almiron, the work of Darlington Nagbe and Julian Gressel in the midfield and the team’s competition with the New York Red Bulls for the Supporter’s Shield.