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The Salt: Parsing RSL’s additions and roster changes

The Salt is a recurring column focused on opinion and analysis on the latest Real Salt Lake news from RSL Soapbox managing editor Matt Montgomery.

It’s been a weird week. RSL announced the signings of Jony Menendez and Toni Datkovic, and we also learned that Albert Rusnak was being left off Slovakia’s EURO 2020 roster.

If it seems hard to keep up, you’re not alone.

If it seems like the timing’s a little unusual — you’re not alone in that, either. (I’m sure the club was prepping a Datkovic release, but it’s always interesting when good — great, even — news follows something that will hurt a player’s morale.