From the Box: LA Galaxy and the US Open Cup

On today’s show your hosts look at the LA Galaxy’s entrance into the 4th round of the US Open Cup.

CoG Studios, CA – With the LA Galaxy’s two week break from MLS play almost complete, your hosts Josh Guesman and LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano quickly shift gears to look at the US Open Cup.

They’ll talk a bit about the oldest ongoing national soccer tournament in  the United States and about the LA Galaxy’s role in some of that history. Winners in 2001 and 2005 and runners up in 2002 and 2006, LA is not stranger to the tournament. But does Bruce Arena and the rest of the team take this tournament seriously? Did the quarterfinal loss to Real Salt Lake last year prove to you that the Galaxy are interested in taking home the top prize and getting a free pass into the CONCACAF Champions League?

To make things really interesting, Tuesday nights game will be against an amateur side. Not a ton is known about La Máquina, but one of the joys of any tournament is to watch the professional teams take on the unknown sides. The LA Galaxy have struggled with some lower level professional teams in the past, but against an amateur side is anyone really expecting a challenge?

Your hosts will throw out some names that might make an appearance and what that means for the Galaxy. Does a team filled with senior team players who’ve spent most of their time with LA Galaxy II mean that LA doesn’t care about winning?

Its a great primer to what should be a fun night at StubHub Center. Tickets are $10 and parking is free. So we’ll see everyone there.

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