Steve Carrillo

Podcast: Schelotto on the Hot Seat, Chicharito Quiet, Galaxy struggling

The LA Galaxy struggled to create offense against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Is that a Chicharito issue, or a tactics issue? And the Coronavirus blocks access to the locker room.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The perfect night was ruined by imperfect soccer. With the LA Galaxy loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, questions are being asked of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Guillermo Barros Schelotto. And these are the conversations you want to be having in just the second game of the season.

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter are discussing the Galaxy’s lackluster performance against Vancouver and why the offense was non-existent at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The guys will start by giving you real numbers surrounding the stadium’s capacity and why there are three different numbers provided by the club.

And once that explanation is done, they’ll dive into the gameday experience and what the atmosphere was like for the home-opener. In a word, it was electric!

Josh and Kevin will then go into detail about the problems they saw from the club’s sputtering offense and why some of this is probably Chicharito’s fault, and some of it definitely how they’re lined up.

Kevin will even tell you why he thinks Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto is on the hot seat and why the Galaxy can’t afford to wait on him to get things right.

Are the Galaxy really too talented to fail? And would this front office pull the trigger on hiring another international coach if Schelotto is shown the door?

Then, they move on to talk about all the updates regarding the Coronavirus and what the latest locker restrictions mean for media covering the league. Plus, why is the league remaining silent on protections for fans, and why are the Galaxy still planning on flying commercial amid the health crisis?

This podcast gets you deeper into media relations than you ever wanted to be. And perhaps, it even shines some light on Chicharito’s refusal to meet the press on Monday night?

It’s a packed show, with Kevin actually in the studio. So we hope you enjoy it!