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Own Goals, a Red Card, Handballs and a Bunch of Bad Luck

Two own goals. Two handballs. A red card!? Thoughts on Sporting Kansas City versus FC Cincinnati, plus the KC Current and USWNT.



Alan Pulido, Sporting KC
'Who me? Get a red card?' -- Alan Pulido (probably) | Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 44th episode of the show.

On this week’s episode, Sporting Kansas City give us all a brief moment of hope before snatching it away from us. Sheena and I discuss the exciting Sporting KC versus FC Cincinnati game. If you were a neutral, perhaps a Liga MX/Chivas fan scouting these teams, would it have been obvious who was by far the best team in the league and who was on the outside of the playoffs looking in? Not for the first 15 minutes I’m sure, but then it got a little squirrely. We talk about the Alan Pulido red card, the multitude of handballs and own goals, a little Khiry Shelton of course and what needs to happen next week to keep hope alive in the Leagues Cup.

Then, a special guest joins me to talk about the KC Current after months of begging to be on the podcast. You tell me how it went as we “break down” the Houston Dash game before transitioning to talk about new Brazilian center back Lauren joining the team after the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Speaking of the World Cup, we work in a little USWNT talk and of course Messi makes an appearance or two.

Here are some videos to catch you up on what we’ll talk about (but I seriously doubt you listen to the podcast and don’t watch the games):

Here is a quick rundown of topics (and approximate start times):

  • Sporting KC take us on a wild ride in Cincy – 3:48
  • USWNT win their World Cup Opener – 34:20
  • The KC Current smash the Dash (Plus the Lauren signing) – 42:02
  • Digital Crawl – 51:56

Upcoming Games

  • USWNT versus Netherlands (World Cup) – Wed, July 26th @ 8pm CST
  • KC Current @ Chicago Red Stars (Challenge Cup) – Sat, July 29th @ 7pm
  • SKC II vs. Colorado Rapids 2 – Sun, July 30th @ 6:00pm (Rock Chalk Park)
  • Sporting KC vs. Chivas (Leagues Cup) – Mon, July 31st @ 9pm
  • USWNT vs. Portugal (World Cup) – Tues, August 1st, 2am (stay up after the SKC game!)

You can find For the Glory KC wherever you get your podcasts. Just search “For the Glory KC” and be sure to subscribe! Here are some helpful links:

Spotify | Apple | Amazon | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | Google

Be sure to like and subscribe to the podcast. Five-star ratings and reviews will help others find the pod. On Spotify you can review on the mobile app by clicking the three dots. On Apple, it’s much more straight forward. If it’s not quite five-star worthy yet, feel free to let us know in the comments or on Twitter (@PlayFor90 or @ForTheGloryKC) Sheena essentially runs our FTG Twitter, so that’s a great way to get her takes.

Also, you can find the podcast on all the social media platforms: @ForTheGloryKC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or you can email us at ForTheGloryKC at Gmail.

The temporary intro/outro music is by Kristian Leo and is from the song “Ride it Like You Mean It.”

Transcript from Revoldiv available after about 24 hours. Click the link, then search “For the Glory KC” for a free transcription (or you can transcribe any podcast you’d like).

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