What They're Saying: Tata Martino

"What I remember most from that [first] day was that I had the nerves from not understanding absolutely anything in English. I still don't understand much more but I've progressed in some fashion. And then I remember working out of [United owner Arthur Blank's] office before the training ground was finished and every day writing different names on the whiteboard. Over the course of those weeks and months as we were forming the team, writing names, erasing different names, and trying to sign the players that we needed for the squad."

-- Atlanta United coach Tata Martino on the first days of his two-year journey with the Five Stripes, who have advanced to a date in MLS Cup 2018 -- at home against Portland. (ESPN)
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