With a six-goal loss on Wednesday night, there was plenty not working for the LA Galaxy. But what if we told you the stats tell a different story. Were your eyes lying?
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Six goals is a lot of goals. But it’s something the LA Galaxy have been doing with increasing regularity over the many tumultuous seasons since Bruce Arena left the club.
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Galaxy’s historical loss to Portland and breakdown the game by individual players and the roles they played — and didn’t play — during the game.
The guys will start with their general impressions of the match, and Eric will give you his first-hand account from the stadium. Did the Galaxy play better than the results indicate? And did the Timbers find efficiency and success above and beyond the scoreline?
Josh will tell you why Sebastian Lletget’s positioning continues to be a problem unless Guillermo Barros Schelotto wants him to be making the same runs and clogging up passing lanes in the middle.
Eric will tell you why Efrain Alvarez’s aggressiveness meant he didn’t have as bad a game as it looked, and both Josh and Eric will tell you why the triangle at the back — Dan Steres, Nick DePuy, and David Bingham — all didn’t receive a passing grade on Wednesday night.
And what did Julian Araujo’s first MLS goal teach us? That he’s the only teenager ready to play with the big boys?
Finally, the guys will get you prepped for the game against the Colorado Rapids and why they’ve had 15 days between games. Is that a disadvantage for a Galaxy team that is changing up its travel routine?
We’ve got a packed show for you that is sure to keep you updated on your Galaxy team. Do the Galaxy suck right now? Absolutely! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know everything that happens at the club.