Joe Corona plays against the Portland Timbers - Photo by Steve Carrillo
Joe Corona plays against the Portland Timbers - Photo by Steve Carrillo

Podcast: A loss of composure, for the Galaxy, highlights a loss of points

The only thing the LA Galaxy have been consistent at this season is their inconsistency. But when Ibrahimovic goes off the rails, do the Galaxy follow?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Another trip to Portland ends in disaster for the LA Galaxy, and we’re having a tough time finding a silver lining. But it isn’t just about the loss, it was about the loss of composure, and what effects that will have on the Galaxy’s trip to Atlanta this weekend.

Hosts Josh Guesman (Beat Reporter, Corner of the Galaxy) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter) are back to give you over 60 minutes of Galaxy analysis.

The guys will start the show with talk around the Galaxy’s loss to Portland and eventually expand to the playoff race and why the club might be in more trouble than it seems.

But in the Portland game, Josh thinks Guillermo Barros Schelotto made one big mistake. And the Galaxy’s two most important players didn’t have good nights.

Does the offense have to go through Zlatan Ibrahimovic? And why does that leave them open to counter attacks? We’re bringing thoughtful analysis to this game, but there are also concerns with how the Galaxy handled the loss. And why did Efrain Alvarez, and Diego Polenta have to get red cards in this game? Plus, did Ibrahimovic get that yellow card on purpose? Because it certainly seemed that way.

Finally, Josh and Kevin are discussing the Pavon rumors and why it’s both done, not done, and both alive and dead all at the same time! And is there an obsession with Pavon? Why do the Galaxy think he’d be the difference-maker? And could he be a big flop?

We’ve got a packed show with all the deep, thought-provoking takes that you’ve come to expect from us. And we’re glad we could spend some time to share it with you!

Atlanta is going to be an interesting game!

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