For the Glory KC is back with the 11th episode of season two (Episode 18 overall)!
The votes were tallied and two episodes a week won! We are going to give it a try. This is our first “second” episode in a week and media day drug it out a bit, but otherwise I think we can (maybe) control ourselves and make these a more digestible length to do two.
On this week’s second episode Sheena and I talk about my day at Sporting Kansas City media day! I had the chance to observe practice, talk to coaches and players and in particular get in a one-on-one conversation with Peter Vermes. I usually make these podcast “articles” pretty short, but there are a few things I think need to live via the written word somewhere, so I’m sneaking them in here. They are all nerdy roster construction questions (but there is plenty of non-nerdy roster stuff in the episode).
Peter Vermes confirmed the following:
- Gadi Kinda has to be a Designated Player and cannot be bought down (despite what we had previously thought).
- Johnny Russell’s contract was structured in a way to front load it enough to make him not a DP this year.
- Sporting KC has talked with Alan Pulido about a contract extension (his deal expires after this season).
Here is a quick rundown of topics:
- SKC Media Day
- PV Quotes
- LA Galaxy Preview
- Digital Crawl
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The temporary intro/outro music is by Kristian Leo and is from the song “Ride it Like You Mean It.”