Steve Carrillo

Podcast: A physically demanding training schedule greets Galaxy in preseason

How tough will this Galaxy preseason be? Valdecantos will ensure it’s one of the hardest.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The Galaxy have officially kicked-off their 2019 preseason. The team took the field for the first time on Monday, and all the big names were there – even, to no one’s surprise, Giovani dos Santos.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter, are tired from a long weekend of MLS events that provided some significant level of insight into the club.

First, Kevin talks about his attendance at the Sigi Schmid memorial mass on Friday and what the big takeaway was. With MLS and US Soccer past and present in every pew of the church, Schmid was remembered in a way that highlighted his past and showed how many links he’s had to so many of the big soccer events in the United States.

Next, the guys dive into MLS Media Day and tell you why this event is such an interesting place to be. Josh and Kevin discuss some of their favorite players and breakdown their two conversations with Galaxy strikers Ola Kamara and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

And with the Galaxy kicking off their preseason, there’s plenty of discussion about who showed up to camp, who’s missing, and who is expected to arrive shortly. This show will get you the latest information about Diego Polenta, Uriel Antuna, and two other names that should make their way to camp shortly.

Plus, with multiple practices each day, the guys talk about the effect 60-year-old physical trainer Javier Valdecantos will have on this team and why he may be raising the level of athletic training in the United States. And maybe a little bit on why Ola Kamara called him “the butcher.”

Finally, Josh and Kevin will update you Galaxy alumni news as Ashley Cole signs with Derby County and Baggio Husidic shows up at LAFC training.

We’ve got 60-minutes of some of the most informative Galaxy-talk on the planet. And we’re glad you could join us!

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