In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss start of the NBA Playoffs particularly the Lakers losing to Portland and Milwaukee falling to Orlando in their respective first games and the referees interfering the Clippers/Dallas contest in the Backdoor Cut (2:00-22:00), Atlanta United preparing to host Nashville SC with audio from Brad Guzan and Jeff Larentowicz particularly the training tactics under interim manager Stephen Glass as well as the UEFA Champions League and Lionel Messi’s potential next stop away from Barcelona in the Original Free Kick (22:00-42:00), the overreaction to San Diego Padres’ infielder Fernando Tatis, Jr. hitting a grand slam during a blowout in Beanball (42:00-50:00)
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Justin Meram following the team’s 3-3 home tie against the New York Red Bulls on July 7. He scored a goal in the contest.
Topics included the team’s disappointment in conceding a late goal to lose the lead in extra time, Meram’s adjustment to Atlanta after the in-season trade from Orlando City and preparing to host Saint Louis FC in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup on July 10.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank De Boer following his team’s practice on June 28. Topics included Atlanta’s recovery following a 3-2 road loss to Toronto on June 26, the team’s defensive struggles in that contest, preparing to host Montreal on June 29, an injury update of George Bello, the impending trade of Romario Williams and the maturity level of Andrew Carleton.