Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores against LAFC's Tyler Miller on July 19, 2019 - Photo by Steve Carrillo
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Podcast: Ibrahimovic dominates, Galaxy play best game, and did you see them?

The LA Galaxy get another El Trafico win. Zlatan Ibrahimovic dominates through 90 minutes, and it’s the best team soccer we’ve seen in two years?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy did it again. They remained undefeated in the first El Trafico of 2019 and beat Los Angeles Football Club on Friday night. And Zlatan Ibrahimovic just increased his legend in MLS.

There’s so much to talk about, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter, are digging deep into this game. They go over the atmosphere, the lineups, the goals, the tactics, and more! This podcast is a full breakdown of what happened on Friday night with all the backstory you need from the locker rooms, the press conferences, and the field.

First, Josh and Kevin will get into the general atmosphere when they arrived at the stadium. They will also discuss how loud the crowd was, why wearing camouflage wasn’t the smartest way to dress for a certain supporter’s group, and why that attitude is a reason this is one of the best rivalries in MLS.

Then the guys talk about Ibrahimovic’s three goals and why they were the best description of what type of player he is. It was the technical ability on the first goal, the physicality of the second goal, and the ability to work in space that created the third. Can Ibrahimovic do this for the rest of the Galaxy’s games in 2019? And will that mean he’s back for next season?

Josh will also discuss the tactics of the marking Carlos Vela out of the game, closing down Diego Rossi, and breaking the high press of LAFC. Did Bob Bradley get outcoached by Guillermo Barros Schelotto? You better believe it.

And Kevin will discuss what was behind the success of 17-year-old Julian Araujo and the best game of the year so far from him. Araujo is turning into a special player, and everyone was introduced to that on Friday night.

Finally, the guys are going to talk about the League’s Cup game on Tuesday night, the Western Conference standings and whether this was a one-off victory or a change in the attitudes of the Galaxy.

It’s a packed show with more than 80-mins of Galaxy-talk!

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