PODCAST: Puig-mania in LA? Can the LA Galaxy land a 22-year-old from Barcelona?

With the LA Galaxy nursing another loss, will they get a boost in the midfield with a highly-touted Barcelona product who’s feeling 22?

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Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter want to talk about the LA Galaxy. They also want to try an put into perspective a transfer that has so many conflicting and crazy pieces that it seems not to make any sense. And somehow, all the sense at the same time. We’re talking about a 22-year-old Barcelona player that could be coming to the Galaxy as the final piece to Greg Vanney’s roster construction in 2022. 

But is Riqui Puig the piece the Galaxy really need? And why would a highly touted young player be coming to the club? Is Victor Vazquez involved? And could Puig be another former Barcelona player to land at the Galaxy?

There are a ton of questions about this transfer. So we’ll tell you what makes sense and what doesn’t, how the Galaxy could afford a $7.7-million player, and why they could redo all three DP slots in the offseason — even if that’s not practical!

Along the way, the guys will talk about the loss to FC Dallas, tell you about the friendly that will get in the way of prepping for the Sporting KC match, and why there will be pressure for the Galaxy to play first-team players on Wednesday against Chivas. 

Plus, natural grass at SoFi, and why Josh doesn’t want to go to this league-wide money-grab. 

We’ve got a great show for you, outside of Josh’s inability to speak for a little while, and we’re glad you could join us.