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Playing Sporting KC Fantasy Sporting Director

Who would you cut? Who would you re-sign? Maybe there is a Sporting Kansas City player you’d bring back, but with a lower salary?



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For the Glory KC is back with the 55th episode of the show!

On this week’s episode, Sporting Kansas City don’t play a game, so instead we take the opportunity to look at their roster and play Fantasy Sporting Director. Imagine if Sporting KC’s ownership put us in charge of roster decisions.

We decided who to re-sign, who to cut and who’s option(s) to decline. Additionally, we both get the chance to buy out one Sporting KC player’s contract to save the salary room and get them off the books (and the roster). And finally, we decide what positions are of the biggest need at this moment.

There are a lot of easy choices on who to bring back but, but a couple of very tough decisions. Sheena has a bit more of a heart, but in the ruthless business of sports, I act accordingly.

You’ll probably want to look at all the contracts and salaries to know if we made the right choices:

A Look at Sporting KC’s Roster, Contracts and Salaries

We also talk about Sporting KC’s season ending awards, who we voted for, and who actually won.

Not to be left out, the KC Current battled back to earn a 2-2 draw against NJ/NY Gotham and to secure the 4th overall pick in the 2024 NWSL College Draft.

And of course, the Digital Crawl, y’all! We dive into the following topics:

  • Gadi Kinda’s International games were cancelled.
  • The United States U-23s Won!
  • MLS 22 Under 22 snubbed Jake Davis.
  • Austin FC 2, who eliminated SKC II, are in the MLS Next Pro finals.
  • And the San Diego Wave win the NWSL Shield!

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

  • Sporting KC Fantasy Sporting Director – 5:10
  • One buyout and a wish list for SKC – 52:14
  • SKC Award Winners – 1:05:48
  • KC Current Earn a Draw – 1:11:58
  • Digital Crawl – 1:18:36

Upcoming Games

  • USMNT vs. Ghana – Tuesday, October 17th at 7:30 PM CST
  • USA U-23s vs. Japan – Tues, Oct 17th at 9:30 PM (
  • Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United – Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 PM

Spotify took away our ads (which is a win for most, because they pay so little and annoyingly break up the podcast), so we turned on “Listener Support.” Don’t feel obligated, but if you are a rich person and fan of the pod, we’ll take your money.

Big thanks to Splitter Conspiracy (listen to them here) for our theme music made with the permission of the KC Cauldron.

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 | iHeartRadio | Google | Castbox

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.

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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