Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Galaxy undefeated in preseason, Pavon impressing, Chicharito traveling

With Chicharito in Mexico, Cristian Pavon, and Aleksandar Katai dominated the first 60 minutes against the New England Revolution.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy played in another closed-door preseason game on Monday, but this time they let us watch the whole thing by streaming it.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman (Galaxy Beat Reporter and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter) talk about the big lessons learned from that game and other essential Galaxy topics!

First, the guys will discuss why Major League Soccer seems to be going down the path of the No Fun League (NFL). They’ll talk about why preseason matches have been geoblocked and why MLS mandated this change in the offseason.

Then there’s plenty of discussion about the “starters” going 60 minutes in another preseason victory for the Galaxy and specifically why Chicharito was in Mexico during the game.

Plus, Kevin will give you injury updates on Jonathan dos Santos, and Rolf Feltscher and the guys speculate on why Emiliano InsĂșa and Perry Kitchen weren’t on the field for the club.

Josh will tell you what he saw from the first group of players and why offense doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Galaxy. He’ll talk about the effectiveness of Cristian Pavon, Aleksandar Katai, and what that means for Chicharito. Could 2020 be the year of the counter-attack?

Plus, who impressed him from the second group of players and what that means. Could Julian Araujo be ready to take a huge step forward? Or is this all about Kai Koreniuk making a charge to the senior team?

Finally, the guys tell why Southern California is the epicenter of soccer in the United States before getting you ready for another busy week of Galaxy training and preseason games.

We’ve got another packed show for you, and we’re glad you could join us!