Favio Alvarez heads a ball for the LA Galaxy - Photo by Brittany Campbell
Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Pavon, CBA, All-Star Game, and Atlanta. Galaxy ride a tough road.

The LA Galaxy are going to struggle to beat Atlanta United without Ibrahimovic. But it’s still entirely possible for this team.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — They’re headed to Atlanta shorthanded and the LA Galaxy are going to need to get it all perfect if they want to take points from the defending champs.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou are talking a bunch of news with the Galaxy on their mind.

They’ll start with the MLS All-Star Game, and the exciting interactions Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jonathan dos Santos had for their couple of days in Orlando. There are some skills competition talk and some interesting takeaways from the Galaxy’s participation in this year’s event.

Plus, Sophie and Josh talk about the Collective Bargaining Agreement and what the players are asking for in the pre-negotiations. Are some of these things false flags? Will the players go for a work stoppage this time around? And does it make sense for the players to be fighting for Free Agency and increased League minimums?

Next, they’ll discuss the Cristian Pavon rumors, and while news seems to be breaking, they’ll tell you why this could be a big deal for the Galaxy. IS IT FINALLY HAPPENING?!?!

And Ibrahimovic loves to be the villain, but is his hard line with MLS hurting his chances of staying on the field? Or is the league targeting him unfairly? We discuss his DisCo days and what that means for the Galaxy.

Finally, we’re getting you ready for one of the biggest challenges of the year. The Galaxy will travel to take on Atlanta United, and they’ll do it without their most potent offensive weapons. What secret to success can the Galaxy attempt against Atlanta? And can they break a shutout streak that spans the life of these matchups?

We’ve got a packed show for you that is sure to get you ready for a big game this weekend. Don’t miss it!

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