Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Efrain Alvarez after the Galaxy scored against Toronto FC on July 4, 2019
Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Replacing Zlatan and CBA issues?

The LA Galaxy have a bunch of decision to make in the offseason. And if Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves, they’ll have to do it without a clear understanding of a new CBA.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy enter their first week of the 2020 offseason. And they do it, like many other teams in MLS, without fully knowing what the future of the salary cap is going to be, and without knowing how to plan for next year.

And that’s a big problem!

Hosts Josh Guesman (Galaxy Beat Reporter) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter) talk about the uncertainty that this year’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is bringing and what that could mean for a Galaxy team that needs to avoid a re-build.

The guys discuss some of the player’s circumstances, as they travel down the roster, and touch on several Designated Players and what that might mean for their future with the club.

How do you replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic if the 38-year-old Swede decides he’s leaving? And can we figure out where he wants to go by his comments from down the stretch?

Plus, will the Galaxy still need star power in Los Angeles if Zlatan departs? Could another Mexican star replace the marketing the team will lose when Ibrahimovic leaves?

All the questions that we discuss on tonight’s show amid one of the toughest shows to record ever.

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