Dejan Joveljic had the biggest of impacts for the LA Galaxy on Saturday night. So why isn’t he getting more playing time? And will Greg Vanney stick it out with Kevin Cabral?
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — In one of the more exciting moments of the LA Galaxy’s young season, second-half substitute Dejan Joveljic scored the game-winner against Nashville SC just four minutes from full-time.
But there’s a bigger question being asked of Greg Vanney. And like usual, that question revolves around Kevin Cabral and how he can justify playing a winger who seems incapable of scoring for a forward who’s a pure finisher.
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the issue now firmly in Vanney’s hands and their takes on it.
Josh and Kevin will also lean heavily into formation talk and analytics as they explain Vanney’s reasoning behind the faith in Cabral and why the Galaxy’s defense is more important than the Galaxy’s offense right now.
Plus, why is Sega Coulibaly the biggest surprise of the season, and how come he didn’t get the “Team of the Week” nod over Williams?
There’s also some talk of Douglas Costa playing in a central attacking role and why this formation worked against a Nashville team that seemed allergic to possession and counter-attacking. Exactly how much possession did the Galaxy have in the second half?
We’ve got a great show lined up for you that covers many different topics surrounding the Galaxy’s win and their now eight games into the league.