Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason presser Part Two (1.16.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited

Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez dribbles ball during contest against Chicago Fire
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez following his team’s preseason practice on Jan. 16. Topics including signing a five-year extension with Atlanta, mixed martial arts training, Martinez’s highlight of the offseason with the MLS Cup and preparing for season under new manager Frank de Boer.

Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason presser Part Two (1.16.19)
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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Darren Eales preseason presser (1.16.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited

Atlanta United president Darren Eales
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United president Darren Eales following his team’s preseason practice on Jan. 16. Topics including Josef Martinez signing a five-year extension with Atlanta, the economic and pragmatic purposes of the extension, the long-term injury of Franco Escobar, an update on Miguel Almiron and the state of the designated player in Major League Soccer.

Atlanta United president Darren Eales preseason presser (1.16.19)

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason presser Part One (1.16.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez dribbles ball during home contest against the Chicago Fire.
Photo credit: Atlanta United / Eric Rossitch

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez following his team’s preseason practice on Jan. 16. Topics including signing a five-year extension with Atlanta, the new contract’s impact on personal life, making Atlanta home, the prospects of breaking the all-time MLS scoring record and preparing for season under new manager Frank de Boer.

Atlanta United Josef Martinez preseason presser Part One (1.16.19)