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Real Salty: Who Has The Right To Know, The Player Or Public?

Real Salty: Who Has The Right To Know, The Player Or Public?

RSL winger Justin Meram mocks Atlanta United GM Carlos Bocanegra for being transparent at a time when MLS clubs are hoarding content, Brian begs Chicho Arango to join and bemoans US moves re Luna, Gla

[Sheena is out house-hunting, this week. Godspeed to her in that mess; she’ll be back next week to recap the LAFC scrimmage—or not. In the first segment, Brian also laments the lack of streaming for these upcoming friendlies.]

Real Salty: Who Has The Right To Know, The Player Or Public?

It’s a tricky time, argues Brian.

Because clubs are trying to now use content to their advantage more than ever. [Brian will be talking about this drastic change in the content you’re seeing in his weekend story on his Brian Vs. Utah Substack.]

But, is Atlanta United Carlos Bocanegra taking a necessary first step toward bettering club-fan relations by disclosing in full why the club traded Josef Martinez to Inter Miami? Real Salt Lake winger Justin Meram isn’t so sure and sort of mocked the choice of wording that Boca used.

Players like Meram may not like this transparency, but it is vital at a time when clubs are now producing more of the content that goes out—after MLS itself issued an edict that content would be king in its annual State Of The League address.

In our view, it’s refreshing that any GM would be this open and we only wished RSL would have been as forthcoming in the very recent past on a number of occasions, David Ochoa included.

We’re still torqued that RSL went out and signed a right winger instead of a 9 and no, for the 98th time Sheena does not want Sergio Cordova back. [You can count Brian among those people.]

This Just In: LAFC striker Chicho Arango is still available [at a pricetag between $4-6 mill, reportedly.] Why not pair Chicho with that newly signed right winger Andres Gomez? Brian makes his plea to management, in the second segment.

Fast facts:

  • 36 goals in 51 games

  • Same hometown as Gomez [Medellin, Colombia]

  • 2 goals in 3 MLS Cup Playoff matches

  • Just called up to Colombian National Team

While Justen Glad is a no-brainer for the USMNT January Camp that is under a “new” interim head coach [a rather underwhelming Anthony Hudson formerly of those Colorado Rapids, heh] ya know who else would’ve been helpful to the Nats?

Diego Luna. Yes, I know, I knooooow Luna is in the US U20 camp—but does that really matter in the big picture? Not when Luna’s a dual-national and is still reportedly weighing whether or not to align his future interests with the US or Mexico. But local media is worried about Glad?!? I don’t know, man. I’m with Herculez Gomez of Futbol Americas here in that the Nats need more scoring options.

Let’s say for sake of argument, and I weigh this in the podcast, that Mexico goes out and gets Marcelo Bielsa—the great Bielsa—as their next head coach. But, the US gets someone like a Steve Cherundolo [don’t laugh; the last two head coaches the US hired came from MLS Cup championship-winning sides, in Bruce Arena and of course, Berhalter]. I think we all know who Luna would pick. Anyway, some last food for thought, there.

Finally: The ability to release information in a timely manner is a must as we enter a very touchy stage in this club’s development. Fans are already leery after what happened with David Ochoa, and so they’ll be watching every move that happens this season—though it is a positive that the club extended keeper Zac MacMath.

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