Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre-CONCACAF Champions League presser (3.12.19) #atlutd #sportsinquirer #uniteandconquer #concacaf #sccl2019

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 and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s practice on March 12 ahead of its CONCACAF Champions League home match against Monterrey the next night. Topics included preparing for the contest, Atlanta’s early struggles including a home tie against FC Cincinnati in MLS action on March 10, handling the suspension of teammate Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and potential formation adjustments under manager Frank de Boer.

Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst pre-CONCACAF Champions League Monterrey home presser (3.12.19)
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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst presser 2.19.19 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mls #concacaf

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 practice on Feb. 19. Topics included the team’s preparation for its road contest against CS Herediano in Costa Rica for the CONCACAF Champion’s Leagueon on Feb. 21, playing in foreign countries as an American MLS team within CONCACAF, working with new manager Frank de Boer and the development of young player Miles Robinson and George Bello.

Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst presser (2.19.19)

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst presser 1.15.19 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #mls

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 on the first day of training camp on Jan. 15. Topics included the team working with new manager Frank de Boer and his training methods, moving on from the MLS Cup-winning campaign of 2018, acclimating with new teammate Brek Shea and the increased role of George Bello.

Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst preseason presser 1.15.19