Steve Carrillo

Podcast: French Press – Do the Galaxy play differently with Alessandrini and Ibra?

On today’s show, the guys assume a couple different outcomes for Ibrahimovic and ask how the LA Galaxy will play differently with all three DP’s on the field.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. – The LA Galaxy have a lot of questions to answer before they get back to playing soccer again this Sunday. And when they face off against the Portland Timbers, on March 31 (ESPN2 at 6 p.m.), they might have two of their Designated Players back and play the first game with the core of the group fully intact.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter both jumped off of airplanes to record on Sunday afternoon to ensure you have the latest Galaxy storylines to get you ready for the match in seven days.

The guys will start by talking about the character and perseverance of Sebastian Lletget and why his relationship with Becky G seems to be giving him the best support system. Could a battle with the national team lead Lletget to take that next step? Even as his broken nose threatens to derail his progress once again?

Then Josh and Kevin dive into the problems surrounding the lack of information around Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Why the secrecy? And if the Galaxy would have come out and said “Ibrahimovic will be out for a month” would you feel any differently than you do now?

With Romain Alessandrini looking like he might be back for Portland, with Juninho available for selection, and with Ibrahimovic having the possibility of playing as well, what will the team look like under Guillermo Barros Schelotto? Will GBS find himself missing the pressing style 4-3-3 that pressured Minnesota into mistakes? Or can Ibrahimovic and Alessandrini also work with the team in that formation?

Finally, the guys get you updated on Giancarlo González and what seems to be holding that deal up. Could Toronto FC be in the way of the Galaxy adding a Costa Rican international?

We’ve got a packed show for you, and we did it without there being any soccer. Can the Galaxy please play soccer now?

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