Stating, “Oh, that’s what happened to Devon Sandoval,” Real Salt Lake fan Samantha Hughes admitted that she enjoyed catching up on the career of the former RSL player as she watched the match-up of the Colorado Rapids versus New Mexico United during the US Open Cup.
“He played like three years for RSL and then he was loaned out and I kinda didn’t pay attention to what happened to him after that,” stated Hughes to The Nutmeg News. “It was kinda nice to watch him and Justin Schmidt running around on the field. I always wondered what happened to Schmidt too, because he just… you know… disappeared at one point. Or maybe I didn’t pay attention, anyway…. thanks boys for knocking out the Rapids!”
Timbers fan Ron Simpson stated the same thing as he exclaimed, “Wait, Taylor Peay plays for Louisville City,” as he scrolled through the streams on ESPN while waiting for the Timbers US Open Cup matchup against the Seattle Sounders. “I remember when I thought he had a chance at helping out the Timbers. Huh. I hadn’t thought about him in a few years.”
Dynamo fan Ashley Evans was equally surprised to find that Brian Ownby was playing for Louisville City. “I blocked out most of the 2014 season, but I remember Ownby playing for us around then. I guess I just didn’t really think about what happened to him after he left the team.”
With two USL teams advancing in the US Open Cup, more opportunities await for fans of MLS teams to discover that the player they thought had a chance at helping out their team is now starting for a team in the USL.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as fans fail to understand the insane journey a player must go on to try to make it in the sport in the United States and Canada.