The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Topics included teammate Michael Parkhurst’s retirement at the end of the 2019 season, Parkhurst’s influence on Gressel’s career and the team overall and Atlanta preparing to visit New York City FC and handling the unique playing aspects of Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Michael Parkhurst following the team’s practice on Sept. 23. Parkhurst announced his retirement at the end of the 2019 season earlier in the day. Topics included Parkhurst’s decision process to retirement, memories of playing in Atlanta including winning the 2018 MLS Cup, serving as the team’s first captain, representing the United States internationally, future plans post-retirement and Atlanta preparing to visit New York City FC on Sept. 25.
In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:
-Atlanta United’s home win over New York City FC with audio from Frank de Boer and Brad Guzan, Josef Martinez’s scoring records, the rest of MLS particularly Philadelphia’s emergence as a power in the Eastern Conference as well as the start of the English Premier League with the early dominance of Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United and struggles of Chelsea with Christian Pulisic in Offside Trap (7:00-35:00)
-The continuation of NFL Training Camps and the dysfunction of the Oakland Raiders with the Antonio Brown saga and the Dallas Cowboys with the contract issues of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper in Gridiron Blitz (35:00-46:00)
-The injuries of sports legends Tiger Woods and Serena Williams proving that they’re like the rest of us and the exciting past weekend in professional wrestling particularly the G1 Climax finale in New Japan Pro Wrestling and SummerSlam for WWE in the Miscellaneous Department (46:00-55:00)