LA Galaxy midfielder Servando Carrasco in the US Open Cup vs Portland Timbers
Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Great Expectations and a chance for Galaxy focus

The LA Galaxy loss to Portland was almost expected. But that doesn’t mean the team on the field is absolved from all blame. And Cincinnati should be a win. It should be a win!

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — So the LA Galaxy got bounced from the US Open Cup? Is that such a horrible thing? Doesn’t this make the rest of the season more focused for the club? And you didn’t want hardware anyway.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are back to discuss the big takeaways from the 4-0 loss to Portland. And there are a bunch of big takeaways.

They’ll start by discussing the Galaxy’s starting lineup and why head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto decided that the Open Cup was not the priority this week. The guys will also get real with some of the worst performances of the year. And after saying all that, Josh and Eric will also tell you the game could have been so much different.

But did you know you’re seeing a Major League Soccer that is different from every MLS season we’ve ever seen? What makes it so much different, and why is it likely to affect every team down the stretch? We’ve got a lot to discuss.

The guys will also talk about some Galaxy news, give you updates on Sebastian Lletget and his likely status for the game on Saturday, and the latest rumor surrounding an ex-Galaxy player who should be on his way to LigaMx.

Finally, Eric will include boy-band 98-Degrees in his epic game preview before telling you why Saturday could be an epic failure as the Galaxy travel to FC Cincinnati.

It’s packed show full of all the excellent Galaxy discussion you always tune in for, and you’ll also probably get yelled at by Josh. He likes to shout about the Open Cup and realistic expectations.

60-minutes of the show are on the way! Get into it!

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