The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan following his team’s practice on Oct. 17. Topics included Miles Robinson being injured while with the United States Men’s National Team earlier in the week and potentially missing the MLS Playoffs, the strained relationship between club and international teams on the handling of players, the USMNT losing to Canada and the fallout from it and Atlanta’s preparation for its first round match in the playoffs at home against New England on Oct. 19.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz following the team’s practice on Oct. 15 ahead of its MLS Playoffs home match against the New England Revolution on Oct. 19.
Topics included the team’s preparation for the contest, having two weeks off before the match, comparing the 2018 postseason campaign which resulted in an MLS Championship to this season and potentially seeing more playing time as a defender due to injured teammate Miles Robinson.
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.