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From The Box: Defensive Midfielders Make for Boring Soccer

On today’s show Josh is joined by the LA Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen to discuss the LA Galaxy’s struggling offense.

CoG Studios – It was probably the worst soccer game anyone has had to sit through. It was 94 minutes of poor quality and lackluster effort by both teams that resulted in a predictable 0-0 draw. So the only logical thing to do is to figure out why the LA Galaxy’s offense struggled so mightily to create chances and shots.

Joining us, once again, is Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@ThucNhi21) a UCLA Football and Soccer writer for the LA Daily News. Together, Josh and Thuc Nhi give you the scoop on why they think the Galaxy were so uncreative on the night. Was it because the strikers just simply weren’t good enough and weren’t creating the chances? Or can you point firmly at the midfield?

The midfield really is a whole different issue. With Steven Gerrard injured, Bruce Arena chose to play a creative play like Sebastian Lletget, along side 3 defensive midfielders. Sure Baggio Husidic played out wide, but there’s no arguing that Husidic, Jeff Larentowicz, and Nigel De Jong are defensively minded players. And because of that, one might assume that you’ll be more… defensive.

Your hosts will breakdown the issues at midfield and also talk about the defense and why it may’ve also played an important part in the LA Galaxy’s disappointing draw.

Finally, did the upcoming break play any part of this lackluster game? Were the Galaxy already on vacation?

It’s all right here on Corner of the Galaxy: From the box. Where we take you into the press box so you can hear the discussions that happen during a game.

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