Steve Carrillo

Podcast: A place for Gio, draws that feel like losses, and a mandatory LA Galaxy win!

On today’s show, your hosts want you to understand who is to blame for those two draws. Because they’re not taking the heat! Can the LA Galaxy get a win against Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew?

CoG Studios, CA — The LA Galaxy are coming off back-to-back draws against the two worst teams in the league – the San Jose Earthquakes and DC United. We guaranteed some wins. So now we’re blaming people!

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Wendy Thomas are back to take you over the 2-2 draw with DC United and also talk about what this Galaxy team looks like after 17 games. It’s the midway point and that should mean something.

Is this team better than the 2017 team? Can the Galaxy make the playoffs with the personnel they have? And what needs to go right for the Galaxy to start making some progress up the standings?

The United game showed a glaring weakness for the Galaxy and it’s a lot bigger issue than just the defense. You see, the Galaxy don’t know how to play with possession. So when they score first, they’re direct passing cedes possession too easily. That means that when they do try to play a possession game, they give the ball away in bad areas and turn the ball over for goals.

But Josh and Wendy have a way to fix all of that. And they also have some strong thoughts on what the Galaxy should do with Giovani dos Santos. They even run a skit about it.

The Galaxy are entering the second half of the season in a nearly identical spot as last year. That should scare fans away from this team. Because it should still feel like preseason for the Galaxy. And they’re finally getting players back and the entire team might be the secret weapon the Galaxy haven’t had this season.

And this weekend should be a great test. With Gyasi Zardes and Jon Kempin entering StubHub Center for the first time since they were traded and let go, emotions will be running on high on Saturday. It’s three points the Galaxy need desperately.

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