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Podcast: A First-Game Draw with Plenty Left to Prove for Galaxy

Was Chicharito being named captain a distraction? And did the LA Galaxy surprise with their play? We give you all the takes, all the stories, and all the controversy.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Sometimes, a point is exactly what the team earns in a game. And for the LA Galaxy, a draw against the Houston Dynamo showed how far this team has to go, but also why it was the first game of the year.

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the starting lineups, the standouts, and the breakdowns of the Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with the Dynamo.

They’ll talk about how big Cristian Pavon can be this year for the club, and the many reasons around why Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was so quiet in his Galaxy debut. There are very evident chemistry issues, but did the Galaxy defense take a step forward? Could the worry on defense be dissipating? And why does Nick DePuy look like he’s always been in MLS?

Kevin will tell you what it’s like to travel with the Galaxy and how he ended up in a hotel gym with Javier Valdecantos. Plus, he’ll let you know what his perspective on the game was from BBVA Stadium.

Then, Josh and Kevin will talk about Chicharito being named Captain and what that’s a much smaller issue than it was made out to be. Could you still see Jonathan dos Santos wearing the armband? And would any of the players be upset with Chicharito taking the helm of the Galaxy ship?

Finally, the guys discuss the retirement of Sean Franklin and the upcoming list of Galaxy events and promotional nights. Are you ready for your commemorative pins? For Pride Night? For Star Wars Night?

We’ve got another packed edition of Corner of the Galaxy: From the Box! And we’re glad you could join us!