Chicharito garners Player of the Week honors while scoring two against Portland. The LA Galaxy win in spite of some crazy officiating.
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy got a 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon in one of the craziest, most unpredictable games (in a bad way) in recent memory. But Chicharito is scoring goals, and the Galaxy did things they wouldn’t have done in 2021.
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the win over the Timbers, talk about some pregame activities that didn’t make the broadcast, and start to get you ready for the first El Trafico of 2022.
The guys will start with their recap of the Galaxy’s win in Portland and how Efrain Alvarez stepped up to create enough offense while Sam Grandsir, Kevin Cabral, and Chicharito all made the Timbers pay for some lax defense and bad fouls.
Plus, Josh will tell you why not knowing what a foul was in this game led to the Galaxy getting a red card, Portland getting a red card, and the second half being the least predictable match in MLS over the weekend. And the players, coaches, and other officials all knew it!
Josh and Kevin will then break down some of the charts that explain where the Galaxy are through five games and why we’re cautiously watching what Chicharito is doing in 2022. And that drumbeat gets louder for Mexico’s all-time goal scorer to join up with them for Qatar 2022. Will Tata finally relent?
Finally, the guys talk about the addition of Preston Judd to the first team roster and why Greg Vanney is making that move now.
Are you ready for the Galaxy to take on LAFC? We’ll tell you about the white-out in the stadium for Saturday and other team news you need to know.