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Podcast: Do the Galaxy want Ibrahimovic back? Plus, detailed roster information and contract talk

The LA Galaxy have to decide the futures of Ibrahimovic, Alessandrini, Polenta, Favio Alvarez, and a bunch more. We’ll give you all the info we have on their decisions.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The offseason will start to kick into high gear for the LA Galaxy, and there was a lot to take away from the exit interviews on Wednesday. Chief among the many decisions the Galaxy have to make, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future, and whether to bring back Romain Alessandrini are just some of the high-stakes gambling the club is getting ready to undertake.

Hosts Josh Guesman (LA Galaxy Beat Reporter) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Writer) are both in-studio to talk about what they learned from the interviews and what that could mean for the Galaxy’s future.

Josh and Kevin will start with Jonathan dos Santos and what can be expected from the Mexican International in the coming seasons. They’ll discuss his contract details and ask is five years too long for a player of his quality?

The guys will also discuss the other players who talked on Wednesday and what their futures hold for the next season.

Then they’ll transition to the many interesting details that LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese discussed in his nearly 30 minutes in front of the camera.

But perhaps most interesting will be when Josh and Kevin breakdown the roster and tell you which players have a contract for 2020 and which players might be out of contract for next season. It’s far from definitive, but we’re also talking about details that haven’t been released or confirmed anywhere else.

And that includes Josh’s discussion of the trade of Dave Romney and why the player might have been moved to Nashville.

But the futures of Favio Alvarez and Diego Polenta are also up for grabs. Should the Galaxy bring them back? And who else could be retiring this year and is unlikely to be back in 2020?

Finally, the guy will dive into Major League Soccer’s most valuable franchises and why the Forbes articles don’t tell the whole story. There’s plenty of interjection about the CBA, the Players Union, and team chemistry as well.

It’s a packed show full of Galaxy news you won’t get anywhere else! Enjoy it!