COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy played their worst game of the season against a Vancouver Whitecaps side that was missing nearly as many players as the Galaxy were. So what happened in a clearly flat performance? And can they fix it before the face-off against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night?
Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the loss the Galaxy sustained and why Greg Vanney believes his team couldn’t find the answers against a Whitecaps side that hasn’t won many games.
But first, Kevin will update you on his 26-hour trip to cover the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. And why you couldn’t take a penalty kick in his hotel room. Or maybe why he has a murder alley view.
The guys will give you audio from Vanney as he explains what a short bench means for the current team and why he expects more from his starters. And can you look at the starting lineup the Galaxy put together and start complaining the club didn’t have the horses to win this game?
Josh will pull out some charts that tell you where the Galaxy compare to other seasons and why, even though they lost to Vancouver, they’re still in a good spot when it comes to their road record. In fact, they’re in a very good place. But they need to keep winning games on the road. And that probably means against Real Salt Lake.
Josh and Kevin will preview the match against RSL and discuss why this is a team the Galaxy should beat. But they’re not a bad team. They just haven’t won a lot of games through the first third of the season.
Is this a case of the Galaxy being the better team? What kind of reaction do you expect after losing to Vancouver? Can the Galaxy keep their streak of not losing consecutive games?