Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Respect, Preseason Games, Not a Lot of LA Galaxy Goals

On Today’s show, your hosts tackle topics including the LA Galaxy’s recent Preseason loss and talk about the real reason Dave Sarachan left the team before everyone else.

CoG Studios, CA – The show today revolves around the LA Galaxy’s latest preseason match – a 1-0 loss to rivals, San Jose, in a game that should probably only be remembered for 28-minutes of play from newly acquired João Pedro. But as is customary, your hosts Josh Guesman and LA Times Soccer Writer, Kevin Baxter, will find some other interesting things you should be talking about with all your Galaxy friends.

The Galaxy went to Las Vegas, for the second year in a row, and played on a baseball field. The starters went 60-minutes in most cases and the “First Team” continued its streak of not being scored on while also not scoring –  that’s two games, no goals allowed, no goals for.

And while it might not be important about who played in this game, the absences are starting to get louder and louder. Think of the players who haven’t played any minutes for the Galaxy yet this preseason and you’ll see why our two hosts are once again pointing out the lack of depth at almost every position the Galaxy seem to have.

Gyasi Zardes hasn’t seen any playing time since a “minor” knee contusion. Robbie Rogers doesn’t look like he’s seen the training field since sometime in mid-January. And Romain Alessandrini has yet to get a visa and start building chemistry with the rest of the team. Josh and Kevin will discuss these absences and tell you where you should be worried.

The guys will also talk about Dave Sarachan’s reason for leaving the LA Galaxy, and it’s not exactly how you thought it all went down. Have the Galaxy lost some respect amongst players and coaches? Is it important to have a front office who does things the “right way?” Are the Galaxy approaching this wrong?

Finally, Josh and Kevin will answer your questions en route to an almost 60-minute show. You wanted more LA Galaxy talk, and we’re going to give it to you. And don’t miss the important tattoo discussion at the end of the show. We’ll need your suggestions.

It’s another great show with some interesting information from two reporters who spend most of their time contemplating this team and figuring out what this season could look like.

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