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The Leagues Cup Format Never Favored Sporting KC

Sporting KC got bounced from Leagues Cup and it was always destined to happen. Plus, our World Cup experience and Vlatko and the KC Current.



Credit: Thad Bell

For the Glory KC is back with the 46th episode of the show and, finally, Sheena has returned to the podcast! We were overseas for two weeks and decided against another weird, “Chad only” episode and just delayed until we could both record.

On this week’s episode, Sporting Kansas City get crushed and bounced out of the Leagues Cup by Toluca. We don’t spend a ton of time on that, but instead focus on the “why” behind the elimination. It leads to an interesting conversation about youth soccer, squad rotation and not running guys into the ground.

Then, Sheena and I break down the rumored (massive) Alan Pulido contract and how we feel about the move.

We can’t leave out our World Cup experience, the United States getting eliminated or the KC Current and their big win to advance in the NWSL Challenge Cup. There are some big questions about Vlatko Andonovski and if he’ll end up as the coach of the Current after the dust settles.

Finally, we answer your mailbag questions! (We go a bit off the rails with our “nonsense” at the beginning since we had the vacation of our lives, timestamps below will let you skip if you are so inclined).

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

  • Sporting KC/Toluca and Why SKC Failed at the Leagues Cup – 12:14
  • Pulido may have re-signed – 32:39
  • USWNT and our World Cup experience – 38:55
  • Should Vlatko be the KC Current coach? – 52:44
  • Mini Mailbag – 58:33
  • Digital Crawl – 1:12:17

Upcoming Games

  • KC Current vs. OL Reign – Friday, Aug 18th at 7:00 CST PM
  • SKC II host Minnesota United 2 – Saturday, Aug 19th at 7:00 PM
  • Sporting KC are in the middle of a 22-day break until the 26th

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

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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