Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Big injuries, to big players as we look at LA Galaxy vs Colorado

On today’s show, your hosts talk about the draw with Minnesota United and why the LA Galaxy are now suddenly very shorthanded with Designated Players. Plus, getting points down the stretch.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy are coming off more dropped points at home against subpar teams. The latest, a 2-2 draw with Minnesota United FC at StubHub Center on Saturday night. Can the Galaxy’s defense do any better? And can the Galaxy get the result they need to continue the progress towards the playoffs?

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter are back to update you on the significant amount of Galaxy news the last few days have offered. That includes updates on the injuries to Romain Alessandrini and Giovani dos Santos and talking about the possible illness of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he gets ready to score goal number 500.

The guys will start with the result against Minnesota and really dig into the main talking points from the game. Especially why Giovani dos Santos was sorely missed in the second half of the game and why he’s a continued no-show for playing actual minutes this year for the club. And the Galaxy’s Designated Players seem to all have issues of staying on the field this season — Josh has the stats to back it up.

Next, Josh and Kevin get into refereeing controversies and why the Loons seemed so concerned with Dave Romney on the night. Here’s a hint: his offensive prowess.

Did Ibrahimovic’s illness keep him from performing against Minnesota? And could he be tasked with having to play on turf against Seattle next weekend?

Finally, the guys will tell you why you’re crazy to think Wayne Rooney’s assist was even close to the level of Ibrahimovic’s comeback vs LAFC, and why the Galaxy sanctioned supporters for the incident at Banc of California stadium but apparently don’t want to talk about it. Also, why LAFC could fix the issues that created the problem but probably won’t because they don’t get it.

It’s a packed show with tons of Galaxy talk! Thanks for joining us today and every day!

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