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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer post-U.S. Open Cup Finals presser (8.27.19) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #usoc2019

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s 2-1 home win over Minnesota United to win the U.S. Open Cup for the first time in franchise history on Aug. 27. Topics included the victory, earning the team’s second trophy in a month with the Campeones Cup, the defensive play of the team particularly Eric Remedi, Atlanta qualifying for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League and the importance of the U.S. Open Cup victory to elevate the status of Atlanta United on a global scale.

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Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Frank de Boer pre-U.S. Open Cup Final presser (8.26.19) #sportsinquirer #usoc2019 #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer following his team’s practice on Aug. 26 ahead of the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Minnesota United on Aug. 27. Topics included Atlanta’s preparation for the match, the importance of the U.S. Open Cup to the franchise, the potential of having the final at a neutral site in the future and whether the prospect of extra time and/or penalty kicks will impact Atlanta’s lineup .

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Julian Gressel pre-U.S. Open Cup Final presser (8.26.19) #sportsinquirer #usoc2019 #atlutd #uniteandconquer

Atlanta United player Julian Gressel
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel following his team’s practice on Aug. 26 ahead of the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Minnesota United on Aug. 27. Topics included Atlanta’s preparation for the match, the importance of winning the competition for the franchise, the overall fitness of the team following its win at Orlando on Aug. 23 and whether the compensation for winning the Cup should be financially larger.