Episode 18 of Salt City FC began with Real Salt Lake’s 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Sporting Kansas City. Sean and Jake talked about the Claret-and-Cobalt’s upcoming match against FC Dallas on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. They talked about the accountability that RSL manager Mike Petke is asking of his players as he seeks to rebuild the team. The transfer rumor mill has RSL fans buzzing and Sean and Jake talked about the potential addition of Jefferson Savarino. They also talked about the continued hot start for the Real Monarchs as they are off to a 5-1 in their USL campaign.
Sean and Jake then talked about the MLS action, including Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC sinking Orlando City last night. The struggles of the Los Angeles Galaxy were up next as they are floundering in the midst of trying to reinvent themselves post-Bruce Arena. They also talked about the new rumors around LAFC looking to add a high-profile coach as they gear up for their debut in 2018. They also took a look at NWSL action, including a local Utah product who’s lighting it up for the Houston Dash.
Internationally, the $100 million surplus for the United States Soccer Federation was the big debate as Sean and Jake debated what they might do if they had $100 million to spend. They also talked about the saga of United States Women’s National Team star Mallory Pugh and if she might never play in the United States. They also talked about the ageless wonder that is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sean and Jake wrapped things up with some note in Asia, including a Indian club threatening to go on a hunger strike and Diego Costa making a big money move to China.