We all want to know what will happen with Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey. Thankfully, answers should be coming within the next two weeks — or they could, at least.
Whether the news is positive (and please, please, please let it be positive) or negative (please not that one), having that uncertainty no longer hanging over our head will be nice.
On the more cagey side is Lagerwey, in an interview yesterday on ESPN 700, describing the looming talks with Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen: "It's a question of sitting down with the ownership, and I owe Dell Loy the respect to sit down with him and hear him out, listen to what he has to say."
But on a more positive side? "I'm committed to RSL," he said. "I've spent my last two complete days meeting on every aspect of the club from the bottom-up. I'm totally engaged, I'm here, I'm not going to let the coaching staff down, and I'm not going to let our players down, and I'm not going to let our fans down."
We really do hope he doesn't let us down. The timeframe for initial talks seemed to shift a bit, but earliest estimates for meeting were tomorrow morning — Lagerwey said as much on the radio interview —
It's not a question of money — Dell Loy Hansen and Garth Lagerwey have said as much — which leads us to wonder what exactly it comes down to. He's been clear that he does at some point want to be a club president, and he'd probably be very good at that. He can navigate MLS better than anybody, and he'll put those skills to good use no matter where he ends up.
Here's hoping he stays.