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.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer and goalkeeper Brad Guzan ahead of the team’s CONCACAF Champions League home match against CS Herediano on Feb. 28. Topics included Atlanta seeking to overcome a two-goal deficit, the defensive struggles in the 3-1 loss in the first match and balancing the competition with the Major League Soccer schedule.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Josef Martinez following his team’s practice on Feb. 26. Topics included the team’s preparations for its home contest against CS Herediano in the CONCACAF Champion’s League on Feb. 28, playing the “home” match at Kennesaw State, looking to overcome a two-goal deficit in the competition, personal and team goals for 2019 and continued adjustments working under new manager Frank de Boer.