Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his LA Galaxy debut four years ago. And what a debut it was. Plus, the Portland Timbers will give LA a chance to win the game.
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Do you remember where you were four years ago today? Well, if you listen to this podcast regularly, there’s a good chance that you were at the Stadium four years ago watching the craziest game in MLS history unfold. And in less than 20 minutes of total time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced himself to the United States, Los Angeles, the LA Galaxy, and the world. Zlatan was back.
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Miracle on March 31st, discuss Zlatan’s impact on the world that day, and ultimately how that 2018 team didn’t make the playoffs. But it’s not about living in the past. It’s all about acknowledging the biggest goal in MLS history and what the Stadium felt like on that day.
Josh and Eric will then dive into Greg Vanney’s media call today. They’ll get you updated on the health status of Douglas Costa and why his injury certainly shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Also, they’ll listen to Vanney talk about the two-forward system and why Dejan Joveljic needs time to find a balance with Chicharito.
But do you believe that Vanney is telling the truth about how the Galaxy would need to cede possession if Chicharito and Joveljic played together? Or is there more to this?
Finally, the guys get you ready for a difficult start to April and why winning in Portland would go a long way to stabilizing the Galaxy ahead of some challenging games.
Will Portland invite the Galaxy to have possession? Will this be a repeat of the Galaxy’s losses to Seattle and Orlando? What needs to change to make the Galaxy as dangerous of a team as some statisticians say?