Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Pato-tape, contradictions, and why Romain Alessandrini rescued the LA Galaxy

On today’s show, your hosts will discuss beating the San Jose Earthquakes, and why the LA Galaxy aren’t proving they’re getting better. Is the club too defensive? Or is the offense not clicking?

CoG Studios, CA — The LA Galaxy got a victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. They got all three points and are now on a two-game unbeaten streak. That’s all the good news. But when you look at the performance they gave on Friday night, is there anything satisfactory about that game? The answer is yes, but it’s just not that simple.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter are back to discuss the Galaxy’s form entering a very busy time of the year. As MLS crams games together before the World Cup forces a two-week break, the club will need to play back-to-back games in rapid succession. With the Galaxy beating the Earthquakes, they’ll shift their focus towards FC Dallas and the guys will make sure you’re up to date on what happened and what will happen during this time.

For all the good that came out of getting three points, your hosts are still concerned that the Galaxy aren’t getting better. Clearly, the club is much-improved from last year, but what does that mean in a Western Conference that is so mediocre? Did the Galaxy play better without Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Are they more comfortable in a certain formation? And how much credit should the defense receive when the quality of teams is brought into question?

And with Sigi Schmid’s focus on the defense, has he been focusing on the wrong part of a talented Galaxy team? Who’s fault is that and will it cost them down the road?

Plus, the guys will once again approach the subject of Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos. Will the two players still be on this roster in August or September? And what is the team saying about the players and what can we read into?

We’ve got a packed show that will make sure you’re ready for Wednesday’s matchup with Dallas as well.

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