Steve Carrillo

Podcast: LA Galaxy ‘Keeper Controversy, Smith a Starter, and a Second Half Team

On today’s show, your hosts walk you through the key points of the LA Galaxy’s Victory over Real Salt Lake. Is there a goalkeeper controversy brewing?

CoG Studios, CA – Your hosts Josh Guesman and LA Times Soccer Writer Kevin Baxter are back after the LA Galaxy’s very first win of 2017. And because of that, there is plenty to talk about.

First, Josh and Kevin will give you general thoughts on the Galaxy’s win over Real Salt Lake. How much was the team helped by the red card to Kyle Beckerman? How much credit can you give Curt Onalfo for the subs he made in the second half? And how much of the first half problems were because of the lineup decisions? It’s a great way to try and wrap your head around what a win against a 10-man side can tell you.

The guys will also delve into whether or not “missing starters” can be an excuse for this young team and this young season. They’ll also kick the can around the room as they discuss the growing ‘keeper controversy. Brian Rowe was leftoff the 18-man roster because of injury. But did Clement Diop do enough to earn the starts from here on out? Or should Onalfo be playing it safe by going with Rowe? Is there enough of a divide between the two players? Should Rowe start once he’s healthy?

Then it’s on to listener questions, as the guys cover everything from Zlatan and a “plan b” to whether or not Nathan Smith deserves to get the starts in Vancouver. Have we seen enough of the 22-year old defender to see him swipe up a starting spot? How much influence did he have on the game? Is this a “Los Dos” success story waiting to be written?

And with Emmanuel Boateng’s continued success against RSL, is it time for the winger to get a starting spot? Or is he better off the bench?

We’ll discuss all of that and a lot more right here on Corner of the Galaxy: From the Box.

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