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Podcast: Galaxy nearly over the line for the playoffs, but seeding matters (no. 699)

The LA Galaxy got a win over Montreal and are just about to clinch a playoff spot. But how important is the mid-week matchup with Real Salt Lake, and should Zlatan travel?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — With just three games left, the LA Galaxy are making a serious push up the standings, and nearly every game has some playoff implication.

With their 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night, the Galaxy jumped into fourth place, and with another big test on Wednesday evening in Sandy, Utah, the Galaxy have a chance for more upward expansion.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman (Galaxy beat reporter) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter), are here to give you their thoughts on exactly where this Galaxy team stands with their ticket to the playoffs just about booked.

The guys will start by talking about the Galaxy’s victory over Montreal and why despite the frustrating performance on the offensive side of things, the club is still gaining momentum as this season comes to a close. They’ll discuss the positives from this game, talk about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s chase of league history, and why Joe Corona may have been the Galaxy’s best player on the night. Or was it Cristian Pavon?

Then the guys shift their focus towards some club records that could be equaled as a result of the home win over last weekend. Plus, Do you take Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the game against Real Salt Lake?

We’ll tell you what the big man had to say about his health exiting the Impact game. Is his twisted ankle something the Galaxy should be careful with, or is Ibrahimovic looking for some individual trophies to be part personal cabinet?

The guys will also talk about the standings, the playoff positions the Galaxy could find themselves in, and what a big game against Salt Lake could mean for them.

Does this game not count much for the overall result of getting into the playoffs, as Josh says? Or is this game all about seeding for the post-season?

We’ve got over 60+ minutes of Galaxy-talk ready for your ears!

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