Julian Araujo plays for the LA Galaxy on July 19, 2019 - Photo Courtesy of LA Galaxy
Photo Courtesy of LA Galaxy

Podcast: Goodbye Skjelvik, Hello Insúa, and an all Galaxy Friendly

The LA Galaxy are preparing for a preseason scrimmage, and getting back some Internationals. Will Lletget and Araujo have the breakout years they need to have? Will Llanez come back to the Galaxy?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The United States hosted Costa Rica in an International Friendly on Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park. And while we stay away from covering international games, it’s worth noting that there were LA Galaxy connections on both sides of the field.

Your hosts, Josh Guesman (LA Galaxy Beat Reporter) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter), are back to talk about all the interesting storylines to come out of that game. That includes talking about current Galaxy players Giancarlo Gonzalez, Julian Araujo, and Sebastian Lletget. And it also includes talking about former Galaxy products Ariel Lassiter, and Ully Llanez and whether or not the Galaxy missed the boat on these guys.

During that conversation, Josh and Kevin will discuss what is expected from Araujo and Lletget as they both enter pivotal years in their developments, and they’ll talk about how Llanez got away. And does that mean that Llanez is never coming back?

The guys will also talk about the departure of Jorgen Skjelvik, why the Galaxy aren’t acknowledging Romain Alessandrini (don’t get your hopes up), and Kevin’s first impressions of Victoria Block. Do you like the name? Does it matter (No!)?

Finally, the Guys will discuss the Galaxy’s preseason scrimmage with Vancouver and tell you why Chicharito is a big question mark. And which international finally made his way to DHSP? Emiliano Insúa is finally in Los Angeles. Could he make a debut in the scrimmage?

Things are heating up in Los Angeles. And with the CBA still up in the air, could there be big news this week? Or are we looking at another extension?

Everything is covered in today’s show. We hope you enjoy it!