Steve Carrillo

Podcast: LA Galaxy sign a defender, release a defender, and are out of the US Open Cup

On today’s show, your hosts will walk you through the LA Galaxy loss to the Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup, plus talk about the club’s newest addition — defender Sheanon Williams.

CoG Studios, CA (Moscow, Russia) — The LA Galaxy fell in their round-of-sixteen US Open Cup match in Portland by a score of 1-0. But in a very even match, there isn’t much to get upset about.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman (CA, USA) and Kevin Baxter (Moscow, Russia) are back to give you the latest in Galaxy news and also touch on some tournament that is going on in Russia. With Kevin holding down the Moscow outpost and Josh firmly planted in Southern California, they’ve put together a show that will need to hold you over until the Galaxy get ready to play again on June 30.

First, the guys will give you an update on the dos Santos brothers and why you didn’t see them in Mexico’s opening group-stage victory over Germany. Josh and Kevin will discuss Mexico’s victory in that vein and also have some fun talking about the World Cup — we don’t get to do it every day.

Then the guys will get you through the highlights of the Galaxy’s loss to the Portland Timbers in the Open Cup including a first-half adjustment that Josh thinks could’ve prevented the only Timbers goal. And while the Galaxy losing is a big story, the guys will also discuss the injuries to Ola Kamara and Sebastian Lletget. Did the Galaxy actually weather the storm of rapid-fire games without too many broken bodies? And will the glutton of games continue after the World Cup break?

Finally, Josh and Kevin will dive deep into the Galaxy’s signing of defender Sheanon Williams, the release of defender Emrah Klimenta and why the timing all seems a little fishy. And did the Galaxy really keep a guy from an International call-up just to release him a couple weeks later?

We’re glad you could join us for 60-minutes of Galaxy talk and we can’t wait to take a few days off in preparation for the second half of the Galaxy’s season.

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