It was not news I expected to hear today, but here we are in 2020, when nothing is quite what it seems: Freddy Juarez has been linked with a move to Liga MX side Puebla.
That news made it to my ears through RSL commentator Brian Dunseth, who said he heard the rumor earlier today.
The only written source I’ve seen to this point is from Andres Islas, who works with Fox Sports Mexico, among other outlets, who indicate that Juarez is a potential replacement for Juan Reynoso, who is reportedly under fire after a run of poor results.
We’ll keep listening for this one, but it’s a move that does indicate a growing regard for what Freddy Juarez has done in his still-young career. While Real Salt Lake has not been fantastic in 2020, there is a growing realization of the limitations placed on the technical staff in recruitment and retention.
I don’t think this will happen — I think Juarez will be better served coaching at a team that will show him more patience — but there are plenty of unknowns at Real Salt Lake currently.