Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Galaxy Home Opener, Cooperative Wiener Dogs, Feeling the Berm

Can the LA Galaxy get everything heading the right direction as they make their home debut? Can Chicharito contribute? And can the defenders track-back?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — After waiting on a long preseason, the LA Galaxy home-opener is just days, hours, minutes away. And the guys have some thoughts on the Vancouver Whitecaps and what the Galaxy should do to them.

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira get you kicked into high gear for the game on Saturday. They’re going to talk about all the things you need to know about the stadium, about the Coronavirus, and about who will be available for the match.

Starting, Josh and Eric update you on the near-sellout that is quickly approaching for Dignity Health Sports Park. They’ll discuss the grass berm being opened for the first time in three years, and about the expected crowds that will descend upon the stadium. They’ll preach some fist bumps and patience as your key to an excellent event on Saturday.

Then the guys get deep into the weeds with some current and former Galaxy players who made an appearance on a player’s podcast. The answers from Alan Gordon and Sebastian Lletget are essential in understanding the culture the Galaxy have created. And they’re going to tell you why the club has had success in the past and why success alluded them last two seasons.

Lletget is especially pointed in his criticism of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he doesn’t hold back!

But there’s plenty to cover, including an overview of the league as a whole and why we trust the stats from our favorite website. Plus, there’s a dramatic game preview that will have you singing along, and some tough-talk on what it means to “track-back.”

Josh and Eric talk about the important steps to the Galaxy’s offense and why the defense always gets involved. And it’s for a very simple reason — Guillermo Barros Schelotto wants it that way.

Are you ready for the Whitecaps on Saturday? Are the Galaxy?

Join us for a full hour of Galaxy-talk ahead of the biggest game this weekend! And thanks for joining us!