Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst post-New York City presser 6.9.18 #atlutd #nycfc #sportsinquirer

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s 1-1 tie at New York City FC on June 9. Topics included New York City’s offensive pressure on Atlanta in the second half, areas of defensive improvement for Atlanta, earning a difficult point on the road and preparing to visit Columbus on June 13.

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Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst post-Kansas City presser 5.9.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mls

The Sports Inquirer attended the post-game presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst following his team’s 2-0 home defeat to Sporting Kansas City on May 9. Topics included teammate Brad Guzan being ejected with a red card, the work of substitute goalkeeper Paul Christensen and Atlanta’s defensive lapses that led to Kansas City’s goals.

Free Kick: Atlanta United Michael Parkhurst Pre-Sporting Kansas City presser 5.8.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst before his team’s practice on May 8. Topics included the team’s eight-match unbeaten streak, avoiding slow starts to matches, having three matches in eight days, making halftime adjustments and preparing to host Sporting Kansas City for first place in the Supporters’ Shield race on May 9.