On this episode of CoG: From the Box your hosts Josh Guesman and LA Galaxy Insider, Adam Serrano are joined by ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle.
The LA Galaxy have been on a roll. Losing just once in their last 11, sporting the lowest goals allowed (17) and the highest goal differential (+15) in Major League Soccer, it’s safe to say that form has been rather high. In their past two games, the LA Galaxy have scored 6 goals, allowed only 1, and have seen their rise in the standings stop just underneath the Sounders (five points ahead) and Real Salt Lake (three points ahead).
How did this team do so well in the last month? Getting healthy and getting key pieces was clearly important, but it might just be more than that. And what is the LA Galaxy’s best lineup? Let’s be honest, we’ve seen just about every possible combination from Bruce Arena so far this year. And while fans have been clamoring for constancy in the starting eleven, the results, up until July, just never warranted a return to a previous slate of men.
So Josh, Adam and Jeff decided to take a closer look at the back to back starting lineups, in order to determine if this is, indeed, the best lineup the Galaxy could field. They also wanted to know where the weaknesses were and where any potential additions could be made. Let’s just say we talk about rumored transfers and how they would add some needed flexibility to some very fragile starters.
The guys also discuss returning players from injury as well as weaknesses on the field and bench. It’s a great discussion focused entirely on who the best 11 players would be, day to day, for the LA Galaxy lineup.
Is it time for Bradford Jamieson IV to get some serious playing time? And would you let Todd Dunivant slide back into his starting role over Robbie Rogers? What would happen if Omar Gonzalez gets traded or goes down with injury? We discuss it all.
On Corner of the Galaxy: From the Box we’re dedicated to bringing you 100% LA Galaxy discussion focused on an important topic. So join us as we discuss the LA Galaxy’s best starting lineup.