Jorgen Skjelvik plays for the LA galaxy -- Photo by Brittany Campbell
Brittany Campbell

Podcast: Why is Skjelvik still on the Galaxy roster?

The LA Galaxy announcement of who they had declined options on, and who were still under contract, caught us by surprise. But we’ll tell you why there’s more uncertainty to come around Jorgen Skjelvik and Diego Polenta.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy surprised everyone when they announced that Jorgen Skjelvik was still under contract on Thursday and that he would remain on the roster through the 2020 season. But while this once again illustrates the lack of information coming from teams and the League, we’re not sure it’s anything worth panicking over.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are back to discuss all the latest Galaxy news. And there’s a surprising amount.

The guys will start with Sebastian Lletget’s new contract and why he might be getting overpaid. Is Lletget worth a TAM contract? Is this MLS trying to prove a big point of contention with the Players’ Union before negotiating a new CBA? Or is this the League and the Galaxy valuing a fan-favorite, and USMNT talent over others at a similar skill level?

Josh and Eric will then tell you what happened in the MLS Expansion Draft. And like we predicted on Monday’s show, the Galaxy didn’t have any selected — and that’s not a good thing. Do the Galaxy have no viable talent that another team wants? Or is this just a matter of a changing of the guard that will see another REBUILD by Dennis te Kloese and Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

Have you seen the renderings of the proposed Safe-Standing sections the Galaxy are putting in on the North end? We’ll explain what it looks and talk about the Supporter’s meetup that is happening soon.

Finally, the guys will go over the entire list of the options the Galaxy exercised and declined on Thursday. This includes telling you why Diego Polenta, Romain Alessandrini, and Skjelvik could all not be on the roster in 2020. Are you nervous about bringing Alessandrini back? Do you think Polenta NEEDS to come back? And are you sure Skjelvik will stay in LA in 2020?

We’ve got a packed show with tons of Galaxy info that you’re not going to want to miss! So join the Hammer and Pato for over 60-minutes of Galaxy-talk right to those sweet and sexy ears of yours!

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