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Sports Inquirer Show 159: Atlanta United faces Seattle, Atlanta United 2 wins home opener, NBA Playoffs begin, Kwame Brown, Phil Mickelson pursues PGA Championship — May 23, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 159: Atlanta United faces Seattle, Atlanta United 2 wins home opener, NBA Playoffs begin, Kwame Brown, Phil Mickelson pursues PGA Championship

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we preview Atlanta United’s road match in MLS play with audio from manager Gabriel Heinze and players Anton Walkes and Emerson Hyndman (3:28-11:32) and Atlanta United 2’s home win over Tulsa with audio from manager Tony Annan and players Connor Stanley and Aiden McFadden (11:33-18:48) in the Original Free Kick. We also delve into the start of the NBA Playoffs and the explosive videos from former NBA player Kwame Brown in the Backdoor Cut (18:48-30:48) as well as Phil Mickelson’s improbable run towards winning the PGA Championship in the Miscellaneous Department (30:48-35:05).


Sports Inquirer Show 159: Atlanta United faces Seattle, Atlanta United 2 wins home opener, NBA Playoffs begin, Kwame Brown, Phil Mickelson pursues PGA Championship
Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass pre-Charleston presser (3.5.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer — March 6, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass pre-Charleston presser (3.5.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass
Photo by AJ Reynolds/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass following his team’s practice Mar. 5.

Topics included the team’s preseason training, handling roster management as players such as Laurence Wyke and George Campbell work with the first team, the off-season acquisitions of Mo Jamada and Bradley Kamden as well as the team preparing for its USL season opener at home against the Charleston Battery Mar. 8.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship — October 10, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship

Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass
Photo by AJ Reynolds/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass following the team’s 5-2 home win over Bethlehem Steel on Oct. 9, extending the team’s record-setting unbeaten streak to seven matches.

Topics included the win, Atlanta’s unbeaten streak, George Campbell scoring a goal on a set piece, Mikey Ambrose’s performance, the contributions of retired player Tyler Ruthven and Atlanta’s play during the second half of the 2019 campaign.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Jack Metcalf post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Jack Metcalf post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship

Atlanta United player Jack Metcalf
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications/(Karl L. Moore)

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Atlanta United 2 defender and captain Jack Metcalf following the team’s 5-2 home win over Bethlehem Steel on Oct. 9, extending the team’s record-setting unbeaten streak to seven matches.

Topics included the victory, Atlanta’s unbeaten streak, the team’s play during the second half of the 2019 campaign, serving as a mentor to the younger players and the retirement of teammate Tyler Ruthven.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 George Campbell post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 George Campbell post-Bethlehem Steel interview (10.9.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship

Atlanta United 2 player George Campbell
Photo credit: Steffenie Burns (Atlanta United Communications)

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Atlanta United 2 defender George Campbell following the team’s 5-2 home win over Bethlehem Steel on Oct. 9, extending the team’s record-setting unbeaten streak to seven matches. Campbell scored a goal in the contest.

Topics included scoring the goal on a set piece, his first year as a professional, Atlanta’s unbeaten streak and the team’s play during the second half of the 2019 campaign.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Amir Bashti post-Birmingham presser (9.4.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship — September 5, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Amir Bashti post-Birmingham presser (9.4.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #uslchampionship

Atlanta United entrance ahead of home contest against Montreal Impact
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications (Karl L. Moore)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United 2 player Amir Bashti following the team’s 5-0 home loss to the Birmingham Legion on Sept. 4. Topics included making his team debut and preparing to host Ottawa on Sept. 7.