Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino pre-New York City FC presser 11.9.18 #sportsinquirer #atlantaunited #atlutd #mlsplayoffs

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino before his team’s practice on Nov. 9. Topics included the upcoming home contest against New York City FC in the MLS Playoffs, approach to the second leg of an aggregate goal  series with a lead, the potential lineup/substitution changes due to penalty kicks and extra time scenario and speaking English with reporters.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino pre NYC FC presser Part 1 (11.2.18) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mlsplayoffs #nycfc

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino before his team’s practice on Nov. 2. Topics included the team’s preparations for its MLS Playoffs road game at New York City FC in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Nov. 4, Atlanta rebounding from its road defeat at Toronto FC in the regular-season finale the previous week, finding intensity in the postseason and tactical challenges that NYCFC presents playing within the layout of Yankee Stadium.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Tata Martino presser Part 3 10.26.18 #sportsinquirer #atlutd #atlantaunited #uniteandconquer #mls

Atlanta United Tata Martino
Atlanta United manager Tata Martino
Photo credit: Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino before his team’s practice on Oct. 26. Topics included his thoughts on leaving Atlanta United, Copa Libertadores, the four remaining teams from Brazil and his native Argentina and the reports of the potential involvement of Major League Soccer in future editions of the competition.