Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-MLS Cup presser 12.3.18 #atlutd #mlscup #sportsinquirer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Julian Gressel before his team’s practice on Dec. 3. Topics with the midfielder ahead of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8 were preparations for the contest, having home-field advantage, working alongside veteran teammates Jeff Larentowicz and Michael Parkhurst and playing final match with current manager Tata Martino.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel post-New York City FC presser 11.11.18 #mlscupplayoffs #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United Julian Gressel
Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s 3-1 home win over New York City FC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the MLS Playoffs. Atlanta advanced on 4-1 on aggregate goals. Topics included thoughts on the win, advancing to the Conference Finals, maintaining high standards, having a fast start against NYC FC.

 

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-New York City FC presser 11.6.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #nycfc #mlsplayoffs

Atlanta United Julian Gressel
Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on Nov. 6 ahead of the playoff home contest against New York City FC on Nov. 11. Topics included Atlanta’s 1-0 road win at NYC FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, defending a lead in the second leg of an aggregate format, Atlanta’s offensive approach to NYC FC, playing alongside Miguel Almiron in the midfield and practicing penalty kicks.