We’ve got plenty to talk about this week as Major League Soccer announced the 2020 conference alignment on Tuesday, the KC Comets are in action, and the potential for Peter Vermes to spend money at a new level.
David Beckham’s Miami will enter the Eastern Conference and Nashville will play in the Western Conference which makes the two even at 13 teams a piece. However, this means the schedule is now unbalanced and each team will no longer play every other team in the league over the course of a season. What might this mean for the Supporters’ Shield? How long will it remain like this? And where will Sporting Kansas City end up when they finally reach 30 teams?
The re-entry draft also continued this week with Juan Agudelo & Saad Abdul-Salaam being selected. Our thoughts & prayers go out to SAS in his new venture with FC Cincinnati.
We also spend some time in the Kansas City Comets and Thad will let you know what they have been up to.
Vermes recently had a press conference in which he spoke a lot about new capital and SKC jumping up a level or two with their spending. It has been met with a lot of cynicism from Sporting KC faithful who think they’ve heard this before. But this rhetoric is is absolutely different than we have seen in years past. That willingness has been on display already as the team has been linked with Alan Pulido & Lucas Cavallini, two Liga MX strikers, who both have a transfer fee much higher than anything SKC has touched before. But can they actually land one of these players?