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Podcast: Galaxy must resist the urge to Panic

A loss to the Seattle Sounders, and other results around the league, have the LA Galaxy on the verge of being below the playoff line. Panic could be setting in.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Is it time to panic? It feels like it’s time to panic. But not so fast!

After the LA Galaxy loss at Seattle — a loss that plummets them down to seventh place in the Western Conference and which could see them in the eighth spot after this weekend, should Galaxy fans be donning their life jackets? Is the boat about to sink?

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman (Galaxy Beat Reporter) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter) get you through all the significant issues raised by the 4-3 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday afternoon.

They’ll dig deep into the Galaxy’s schedule to tell you where points are hiding, and they’ll let you know how the Western Conference is shaping up.

Plus, Josh and Kevin will focus in on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s impact on this team as he gets ready to set the Galaxy’s single-season scoring record – he’s just one goal away. But even with all those goals, is Ibrahimovic lazy? Or is he merely more efficient then any other soccer players you watch?

And with the Galaxy’s defense coming under fire once again, is it time for Guillermo Barros Schelotto to go back to a center-back pairing that feels a little more comfortable? Where is Dan Steres? And can Jorgen Skjelvik score goals? Apparently, he can.

But what about David Bingham? Is he good enough to get the Galaxy into the post-season? Or is he a lot better than people give him credit for?

The loss to the Sounders didn’t come down to one play, but there was an offside call that was missed and substitution that changed the game. Can we fault Schelotto for mismanaging his subs? Can we point to referees as the Achilles heel of Galaxy soccer?

Finally, how many points will the Galaxy earn out of their last six games? And will that be enough to secure them a post-season berth?

We’ve got a packed, holiday edition, of the show and we’re glad you could join us.

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