Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Baxter is World Cup bound. Did the LA Galaxy figure something out against Portland?

On today’s show, your hosts walk your through the draw with Portland before and what recent international call-ups could be saying to the LA Galaxy players.

CoG Studios, CA — The LA Galaxy battled out a tough draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday afternoon. Despite some warm on-the-field temperatures, and without Ola Kamara or Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who didn’t start), the Galaxy were able to get a goal from Chris Pontius and frustrate a red-hot Timbers team. So through all that, did the club figure some things out?

Your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter are back to bring you the best in Galaxy-talk, news, and entertainment. On today’s show, they’ll focus in on a bunch of interesting topics including the Galaxy’s real success without having two of their best goal scorers in the starting lineup.

Was Ibrahimovic’s omission from the starting lineup due to injury concerns or was it just because he was tired? Or was it because the Galaxy tends to play differently when he’s on the field?

And where does David Bingham land in terms of all-time Galaxy performances? We’re not actually sure. But one thing is for certain, he had one heck of a game on Saturday. And nine saves is a lot of saves.

But the real meat of this podcast (we apologize to all the vegans for this comparison — especially you Baggio), is talking about the Galaxy’s policy regarding international call-ups and how they’ve been dishing out those rewards rather sparingly.

Are the Galaxy being unfair when they don’t allow Sebastian Lletget to go to the U.S. Men’s National Team for a friendly, but they allowed Kamara? Is there some big difference between the two players that might explain why one player gets to go play with Norway and the other is expected to put in 90 minutes on plastic turf, in hot temperatures against the Timbers? Could the Galaxy be burning some bridges here?

We’ve got nearly 70 minutes of Galaxy-talk on the way and you’re not going to want to miss this short turnaround show!

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