Backdoor Cut: College Park Skyhawks Noel Gillespie post-Delaware home presser (2.7.20) #sportsinquirer #southside @nbagleague @cpskyhawks @coachngillespie

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of College Park Skyhawks head coach Noel Gillespie following his team’s 121-114 home defeat to Delaware Blue Coats Feb. 7.

Topics included the team’s defensive struggles in the first half, playing their first game in seven days and R.J. Hunter joining the team.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer preseason presser (2.6.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer (middle) during match
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer before his team’s preseason training session Feb. 6.

Topics included the team incorporating new acquisitions Anton Walkes and Matheus Rossetto into the lineup, the differences in the preseason preparations from last year in de Boer’s first campaign with Atlanta and the team preparing to visit United Soccer League foe Birmingham Legion FC in an exhibition match Feb. 8.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz on MLSPA/MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement (2.6.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mlspa #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz after his team’s preseason training session Feb. 6.

Topics included the MLS Players Association and MLS agreeing to a five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement earlier in the day, the negotiation process between the two entities, the importance of encouraging player movement opportunities, the education of players to the labor process and being able to focus on preparing for the 2020 campaign on the field.