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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Pity Martinez preseason presser (1.17.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United midfielder Pity Martinez (left) handles ball in contest against New York City FC in Atlanta on August 11, 2019.
Photo credit: AJ Reynolds (Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the preseason presser of Atlanta United midfielder Pity Martinez before the team’s practice Jan. 17.

Topics included Martinez’s off-season physical training, the team preparing for the 2020 campaign, working alongside teammate Ezequiel Barco, interest in playing in Europe and expectations for the upcoming season.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Ezequiel Barco preseason presser (1.17.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco (8) in contest against Chicago Fire.
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the preseason presser of Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco before the team’s practice Jan. 17.

Topics included Barco’s off-season physical training to avoid injury, The team preparing for the 2020 campaign, working alongside teammate Pity Martinez, interest in playing in Europe and becoming a permanent resident of the United States.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz preseason presser (1.14.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz (middle) celebrates with teammates
Photo credit: AJ Reynolds/Atlanta United

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.