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, Parkhust provides an update on his injured ankle, what an MLS Cup mean would mean for Martino’s career and the chemistry of the Atlanta roster.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Portland Timbers’ captain Diego Valeri and manager Giovanni Savarese on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. The two men discuss the matchup against Atlanta United, reaching the MLS Cup through adversity, potentially facing a hostile atmosphere, potential formation alignment for the contest and the South American impact on MLS.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender and captain Michael Parkhurst 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, Parkhurst’s extensive experience in the MLS Cup, playing alongside teammates Miguel Almiron, Jeff Larentowicz and Josef Martinez as well as under the guidance of manager Tata Martino.