Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Kevin Kratz pre-MLS Cup presser 12.4.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #mlscup

Atlanta United entrance ahead of home contest against Montreal Impact
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications (Karl L. Moore)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Kevin Kratz before the team’s practice on Dec. 4. Topics included the team’s preparations for the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8, Kratz’s experiences in cup competitions, playing alongside teammates Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez, receiving support from the Atlanta community and playing for manager Tata Martino.

Atlanta United player Kevin Kratz speaks with media ahead of MLS Cup on Dec. 4, 2018
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Free Kick: Atlanta United Kevin Kratz pre-Chicago presser 5.2.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Kevin Kratz before his team’s practice on May 2. Topics with the midfielder included his two free kick goals in last week’s home win over Montreal, his approach to set pieces and preparing to face fellow German and Chicago Fire player Bastian Schweinsteiger on the road May 5.

Free Kick: Atlanta United Kevin Kratz post-Montreal presser 4.28.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd

The Sports Inquirer attended the post-game presser of Atlanta United midfielder Kevin Kratz following his team’s 4-1 home victory over the Montreal Impact on April 28. He scored two goals on free kicks in the victory. Topics included thoughts on the win, the ability to score on free kicks and facing a defensive-minded opponent like Montreal.