Atlanta United held its season-ending media session on Monday at the training ground in Marietta. Over the next few days, I’ll post a few stories from interviews with Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra and players Michael Parkhurst, Brad Guzan, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Andrew Carleton, Chris Goslin, Josef Martinez, Hector Villalba, Julian Gressel and Miguel Almiron. Here is an excerpt from Hector Villalba session following the team’s inaugural season.
As much as losing to Columbus in the MLS playoffs hurt, losing on penalty kicks hurt Atlanta United’s players and leaders that much more. “It’s just not a great way to go out,” Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “But they left everything out on the field. That’ something we are very proud of: the mental effort, the physical effort from those guys, just pushing through. To lose like that it hurts.
Two Atlanta United academy players were called into the U.S. Under-17 preliminary team that will face England, Netherlands and Brazil in friendly matches in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.Fullback George Bello, who will join Atlanta United’s senior roster as a Homegrown player in January, and forward Daniel Mangarov of Duluth were among 24 players selected by manager John Hackworth. The U.S. will play England on Nov. 29, Netherlands on Dec. 1 and Brazil on Dec. 3.
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