The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinezfollowing his team’s practice on Aug. 29. Topics included setting the MLS record for most goals in a season, thoughts on Wayne Rooney, acknowledging Ronaldoas his favorite childhood player, playing for the Venezuelan national team and Atlanta preparing to visit DC United on Sept. 2.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s practice on Aug. 29. Topics included the record-breaking scoring run of teammate Josef Martinez, working along teammates such as Julian Gresselmoving to different positions on the field and preparing to defend Wayne Rooney and DC United ahead of the team’s road contest on Sept. 2.
The Sports Inquirer attended the postmatch presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino following his team’s 2-2 home tie to Toronto FC on August 4. Topics included thoughts on the tie, conceding goals at the end of the first and second half, using a 3-5-2 formation, dropping points at home, using younger players Romario Williams, Miles Robinson and Brandon Vazquez as second-half substitutes, Josef Martinez’s two goals in the match and the postmatch scuffle between the two teams.