The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following the team’s 3-1 home win over the New England Revolution in its regular season finale on Oct. 6. Topics included the victory, the post-match retirement ceremony dedicated to Parkhurst, Josef Martinez saluting him after scoring a goal, the impact Parkhurst has had on the team and preparing to face New England again in the first round of the MLS Playoffs.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Michael Parkhurst following the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Parkhurst announced his retirement at the end of the 2019 season earlier in the day. Topics included Parkhurst’s decision process to retirement, memories of playing in Atlanta including winning the 2018 MLS Cup, serving as the team’s first captain, representing the United States internationally, future plans post-retirement and Atlanta preparing to visit New York City FC on Sept. 25.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s practice on July 5. Topics included Atlanta rebounding from its 5-1 road loss to Chicago on July 3, the team’s defensive struggles in the contest, the team preparing to host the New York Red Bulls on July 7, helping new teammate Emerson Hyndman acclimate to the team and watching the United States Men’s National Team prepare for its Gold Cup final against Mexico on July 7 with his two former club managers in Tata Martino and Gregg Berhalter facing each other.