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The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-Montreal home presser (3.17.22) — March 17, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-Montreal home presser (3.17.22)

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the eastern conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez March 17. Topics included Martinez seeking to find his scoring form during the early portion of the regular season, finding an ideal midfielder to work alongside, handling high expectations individually as a forward and as a member of the Atlanta United team.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United wins at FC Cincinnati, clinches spot in MLS Cup Playoffs (11.8.21) — November 9, 2021

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Atlanta United wins at FC Cincinnati, clinches spot in MLS Cup Playoffs (11.8.21)

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the eastern conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

In this edition of the Original Free Kick, we recap Atlanta United’s road win against FC Cincinnati Nov. 7 with audio from manager Gonzalo Pineda, goalkeeper/captain Brad Guzan and forward Josef Martinez. We also look at the upcoming MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech volleyball head coach Michelle Collier for an exclusive interview October 5. Topics included the team's win at Notre Dame September 30, loss at nationally-ranked Louisville October 2 on ESPN, the impact of being on national television for the program, the play of senior libero Paola Pimentel, the importance of incorporating the Yellow Jackets' alumni into the program and the team preparing to host Virginia October 7 and nationally-ranked Pitt October 9. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Virginia interview (10.5.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State football Tucker Gregg pre-Georgia Southern interview (10.4.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Notre Dame interview (9.28.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Breland Morrisette pre-Wake Forest interview (9.22.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech volleyball Michelle Collier pre-Wake Forest interview (9.20.22)
The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Josef Martinez pre-LAFC presser (8.13.21) — August 13, 2021

The Sports Inquirer presents Original Free Kick: Josef Martinez pre-LAFC presser (8.13.21)

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the eastern conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the press conference of Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez August 13 ahead of the team’s home tilt against LAFC August 15. Topics included the announcement of Gonzalo Pineda as the new manager earlier in the week, the team’s improved play under interim manager Rob Valentino, finding confidence through a trying season and preparing to face LAFC player and fellow former MLS MVP Carlos Vela.


Original Free Kick: Josef Martinez pre-LAFC presser (8.13.21)
Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason camp presser (1.13.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer @atlutd — January 13, 2020

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason camp presser (1.13.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #majorleaguesoccer @atlutd

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez #7 in action against the Toronto FC in the first half of the Eastern Conference final at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA, on Wednesday October 30, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Gonzalez/Atlanta United)

The Sports Inquirer attended the preseason training camp presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez Jan. 13.

Topics included Martinez’s off-season, the team preparing for the season which includes MLS and CONCACAF Champions League play, an injury update, Martinez’s enjoyment playing in Atlanta and United’s desire to win championships.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-New England MLS Playoffs presser (10.15.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #mlsplayoffs #NERevs — October 15, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-New England MLS Playoffs presser (10.15.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls #mlsplayoffs #NERevs

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez fights for ball in contest
Photo credit: AJ Reynolds / Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez following the team’s practice on Oct. 15 ahead of its MLS Playoffs home match against the New England Revolution on Oct. 19.

Topics included the team’s preparation for the contest, having two weeks off before the match, comparing the 2018 postseason campaign which resulted in an MLS Championship to this season, Martinez being a finalist for MLS Most Valuable Player and the importance of approach to the playoff match.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #dcu #mls #majorleaguesoccer — July 19, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez pre-DC United home presser (7.19.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #dcu #mls #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez
Photo credit: Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez following the team’s practice on July 19. Topics included Martinez’s form after representing Venezuela at Copa America earlier in the month, coorespondance with former teammate Miguel Almiron, seeing to match last year’s offensive production and receive the Golden Boot, working with multiple sets of teammates in 2019 due to injuries, the play of Carlos Vela of LAFC, a response to Los Angeles Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic belief he’s the best player in the league and preparing to host DC United on July 21.