Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino, Michael Parkhurst pre-MLS Cup presser Pt. 3 (12.6.18) #mlscup #sportsinqurier #atlutd #rctid

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 captain Michael Parkhurst and manager Tata Martino on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. In this portion of the press conference, Martino discusses the keys to the match against Portland and the makeup of the Atlanta roster.

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Original Free Kick: Portland Timbers Jeff Attinella pre-MLS Cup presser 12.6.18 #mlscup #sportsinqurier #atlutd #rctid

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Portland Timbers’ goalkeeper Jeff Attinella on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. Topics with the Florida native included preparing for the contest against Atlanta United, the challenges that the offense led by Miguel Almiron, Josef Martinez and Julian Gressel will present to Portland’s defense and the growth of soccer interest in the Southeast.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino, Michael Parkhurst pre-MLS Cup presser Pt. 1 (12.6.18) #mlscup #sportsinqurier #atlutd

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst plays ball in contest
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst and manager Tata Martino on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. In this portion of the press conference, the two men discuss the matchup against the Portland Timbers, having home-field advantage, contributions of current United player Darlington Nagbe,  and Parkhurst’s role as captain of the team.

Atlanta United Pre-MLS Cup presser Tata Martino, Michael Parkhurst Pt. 1 (12.6.18)