Ahead of Sporting Kansas City's match on Saturday with reigning MLS Cup Champions New York City FC, Daniel Salloi appeared on the Border Patrol with Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty. St. John and Bukaty talked all things soccer on the show, ranging from MLS to the UEFA Champions League semifinal. Salloi spoke on a number of different topics relating to Sporting KC.
The interview begins with Bukaty talking about Salloi's ability to make attacking runs. Salloi currently leads the league with 31.5 attacking runs per match and ranks fourth with 4.1 miles covered at high speeds.
St. John then asks Salloi about his preferred nickname and whether or not the Sporting KC Academy product prefers Showtime Salloi or the Hungarian assassin.
The next topic of discussion is Sporting KC's injury troubles early in the season. Salloi expresses his sympathy for the players out for the season and hopes they can make a comeback. He touches on their impact and how the current group of players are learning how to play without their presence and finding their footing this season.
The trio then preview this weekend's trip to New York. Bukaty mentions NYCFC's current run of form and their goal-scoring prowess and Salloi notes that as motivation. He talks about Sporting's experience with home-field advantage and how teams always gave them their best shot when they came to Children's Mercy Park and how Sporting plans to do the same against the MLS Cup holders.
On a more light-hearted note, Salloi talks about his soccer-filled viewing day yesterday, watching the UEFA Champions League semi-final and then supporting the KC Current at Children's Mercy Park in their NWSL Challenge Cup semi-final last night.
Salloi wrapped up the show by talking about the importance of this upcoming stretch of matches. This weekend's match against an Eastern Conference powerhouse and next Tuesday's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup bout were highlighted by Salloi as key moments for Sporting's 2022 season.