Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Portland learned you can’t stop Ibrahimovic

The LA Galaxy were able to grind out a victory over a stingy Portland team that never came to SoCal thinking of a win.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. – “That wasn’t a pretty game.”
“It didn’t feel like a win.”
“The Minnesota game was better.”
“The LA Galaxy weren’t as good with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”

Those are all the lines we saw after the Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers on Sunday evening at Dignity Health Sports Park in a game that saw Ibrahimovic and Romain Alessandrini return from injuries.

But they’re all wrong and we’re here to give you over 90 minutes of Galaxy-talk to “prove it.”

Your hosts, soccer reporters Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter, are back to discuss the Galaxy’s 2-1 win over the Timbers and what each of them saw from the win.

They’re going to talk about the players that impressed and why the Timbers were never interested in winning the game.

The five-man backline, the lack of forwards, and the way they scored their goal all pointed to a gameplan that was supposed to stifle the Galaxy’s attack. And it all worked right up to the point where they thought they could limit Ibrahimovic. And they watched as their most dangerous players were gobbled up by superior midfield.

On the show, the guys are going to get you through rumors, point you away from April Fool’s jokes, and get you all the news and information about the Galaxy you need ahead of a short week against Vancouver.

Plus, Kevin and Josh discuss the controversy around Kevin’s newsletter and what Kevin was saying when he wrote it. And if you disagree, he’s more than willing to have a respectable conversation about it.

It’s a packed show that has all the information on the Galaxy’s historically fast start, and what we can expect in a traveling team for the club’s trip against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Special Programming notes: Live show on Wednesday night instead of Thursday night this week.

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