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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-Real Salt Lake presser (5.22.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #gresselmania — May 22, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-Real Salt Lake presser (5.22.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #gresselmania

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
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Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-Real Salt Lake road presser (5.22.19)

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on May 22. Topics included Atlanta preparing to visit Real Salt Lake on May 24, how opponents are defending Atlanta in 2019 and the team’s counter to it, the lack of offensive production in comparison to the 2018 campaign, continuing to find synergy with teammate Josef Martinez and an update on Gresselmania.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Brad Guzan post-Orlando City presser (5.12.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls — May 13, 2019
Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass pre-Bethlehem Steel FC road presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #mls — May 10, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United 2 Stephen Glass pre-Bethlehem Steel FC road presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlutd2 #uniteandconquer #mls

Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass
Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United 2 manager Stephen Glass following his team’s practice on May 10. Topics included United 2 players Guillermo Benitez (Panama) and Wesley Decas (Honduras) being selected to their national teams’ U20 squads for the FIFA World Cup, the handling of the roster changes for a club manager, the goalkeeper rotation in Atlanta particularly Dylan Castanheira, the development of Jackson Conway and Bienvenue Kanakimana and preparing to visit Bethlehem Steel FC in USL Championship action on May 12.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Justin Merem pre-Orlando City home presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Justin Merem pre-Orlando City home presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of new Atlanta United player Justin Merem following his team’s practice on May 10. Topics included his trade to Atlanta from Orlando City SC earlier in the week, feelings towards his former team, adjusting to Atlanta with the assistance of former teammate Michael Parkhurst, expected role and expectations on Atlanta and preparing to face Orlando at home on May 12.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Orlando City home presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls —

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-Orlando City home presser (5.10.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mls

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
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The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s practice on May 10. Topics included the acquisition of Justin Meram and expectations for his role on the team, the development of Andrew Carleton, the professionalism of Jeff Larentowicz and the team preparing to host rival Orlando City SC on May 12.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Miles Robinson pre-Kansas City presser (4.30.19) #sportsinquirer #atultd #uniteandconquer #mls — April 30, 2019

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Miles Robinson pre-Kansas City presser (4.30.19) #sportsinquirer #atultd #uniteandconquer #mls

Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson kicks ball in home contest against Colorado
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The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Miles Robinson following his team’s practice on April 30. Topics included the team’s 1-0 home win over Colorado on April 27, finding encouragement in the victory, playing more forward in an offensive role as a defender under manager Frank de Boer’s system, Atlanta’s upcoming condensed schedule and preparing to visit Sporting Kansas City on May 5.