Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Kevin Kratz pre-MLS Cup presser 12.4.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #mlscup

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 midfielder Kevin Kratz 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, Kratz’s experiences in cup competitions, playing alongside teammates Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez, receiving support from the Atlanta community and playing for manager Tata Martino.

Atlanta United player Kevin Kratz speaks with media ahead of MLS Cup on Dec. 4, 2018
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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Greg Garza pre-MLS Cup presser 12.4.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #mlscup

Atlanta United player Greg Garza
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United defender/midfielder Greg Garza 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, Garza’s experiences in cup competitions, playing alongside teammates Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez as well as playing for manager Tata Martino.

Atlanta United player Greg Garza speaks with media ahead of MLS Cup on Dec. 4, 2018

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-MLS Cup presser 12.3.18 #atlutd #mlscup #sportsinquirer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Julian Gressel before his team’s practice on Dec. 3. Topics with the midfielder ahead of the MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8 were preparations for the contest, having home-field advantage, working alongside veteran teammates Jeff Larentowicz and Michael Parkhurst and playing final match with current manager Tata Martino.