Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Favorites against Portland, can the Galaxy get it right with DPs?

Brackets, e-MLS, International breaks, and more. The LA Galaxy get healthy and we give you listener calls, drama, and everything you need for sunday.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. – Live Soccer is back! And the LA Galaxy finally get to retake the field after the international break when they host the Portland Timbers on Sunday evening (6 p.m.; ESPN2)

And we’re back as well. Because there’s nothing, we love more than live soccer and your phone calls!

Flying solo for this sweet ride is host Josh Guesman. Josh will update you on the Galaxy’s injuries and talk about the players who were away with their national teams. Plus, he’s got more news than you can handle.

Josh will talk about the status’ of Jonathan dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, Romain Alessandrini and, the Lion himself, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And he’ll take calls that will ask questions about the Galaxy’s depth and possible lineups. Can the Galaxy press the same way they did against Minnesota? And why that will have to be different, right?

Then he’ll get you updated on an equipment drive, e-MLS, and a battle between two former Galaxy players — Landon Donovan and Jermaine Jones. Who wants to see some indoor soccer in Ontario?

And your host will get you through the final parts of the CoG Madness Bracket. Who will walk away with the victory? Will Dennis te Kloese beat out Efrain Alvarez? Aren’t brackets fun?

But the big deal is the game with Portland. And the Galaxy should win this thing. They’re the clear favorites after the Timbers have been woeful on defense through their first three games. Add in Ibrahimovic and Alessandrini, and everything should come together for the club.

Meanwhile, Portland will be looking to regroup and hopefully catch the Galaxy asleep.

And before the show is over, Josh will give you his views on the drama that engulfed one of our co-hosts earlier in the week.

We’re glad you could join us for an excellent 80 minutes of soccer-talk. And we’re also delighted that you could be such a huge part of our show!

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