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Sports Inquirer Show 103: Atlanta United dismisses Frank de Boer, MLS is Back, MLB and WNBA seasons start, Lou Williams, Jamal Adams #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer (7.28.20) — July 28, 2020

Sports Inquirer Show 103: Atlanta United dismisses Frank de Boer, MLS is Back, MLB and WNBA seasons start, Lou Williams, Jamal Adams #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer (7.28.20)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:

-The dismissal of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer, what it means to the franchise currently and in the future as well as the success of San Jose, Columbus and LAFC in the MLS is Back Tournament in the Original Free Kick (7:00-32:00)

-The start of the Major League Baseball season including the positive tests for the Miami Marlins organization, the early injuries of pitchers and the Atlanta Braves designating pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for assignment in Beanball (32:00-45:00)

-The start of the WNBA season and the preseason activities of the NBA particularly Los Angeles Clippers player Lou Williams excursion to a gentlemen’s club in Atlanta away from quarantine and the New York Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach in the Backdoor Cut (45:00-57:00)

Sports Inquirer Show 103: Atlanta United dismisses Frank de Boer, MLS is Back, MLB and WNBA seasons start, Lou Williams, Jamal Adams (7.28.20)
Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Club America CONCACAF Champions League presser (3.9.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #sccl2020 — March 9, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Club America CONCACAF Champions League presser (3.9.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #sccl2020

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following the team’s practice March 9.

Topics included new players JJ Williams and Manuel Castro and their potential roles with the team, an injury update on Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson and Franco Escobar, the team’s handling of the Coronavirus and preparing to visit Club America in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League March 11.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-FC Cincinnati home presser (3.5.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #fccincy #allforcincy — March 5, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-FC Cincinnati home presser (3.5.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #fccincy #allforcincy

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s practice Mar. 5.

Topics included an injury update of Josef Martinez who suffered a torn ACL against Nashville Feb. 29, the team seeking a striker to replace Martinez, the potential of Adam Jahn becoming the starting forward and the team preparing to host FC Cincinnati in MLS play Mar. 7.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Nashville road presser (2.27.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer — February 27, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Nashville road presser (2.27.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s practice Feb. 27.

Topics included Atlanta facing Club America in the upcoming quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, an injury update on Miles Robinson and George Bello and the team preparing for its MLS opener at Nashville SC Feb. 29.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan & Frank de Boer pre-Motagua CONCACAF Champions League presser (2.24.20) #sportsinquirer #uniteandconquer #sccl2020 — February 24, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan & Frank de Boer pre-Motagua CONCACAF Champions League presser (2.24.20) #sportsinquirer #uniteandconquer #sccl2020

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan during contest against Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United
Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

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 Motagua Feb. 24.

Topics included lessons learned from the first leg match between the two teams Feb. 18, Atlanta working with a four-man defensive back line, the offensive attack/philosophy of Motagua and playing the contest at Fifth Third Bank in Kennesaw, Ga.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer preseason presser (2.6.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer — February 7, 2020

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.