Podcast: Empty Stadiums, MLS Guessing, and Galaxy Academy Advantage – With Alexi Lalas

Special Guest Alexi Lalas joins the show to talk about what he sees happening with MLS and why he ran up that hill!

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Major League Soccer put out a new press release and basically admitted that a 34-game season isn’t likely. To which, we all say, “duh!” But a shortened season means another problem. Should there even be an MLS Cup? Or will the Cup come with the biggest asterisk in sports history?

Hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are back to discuss the latest twist and turn from MLS and their navigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. But they’ve got some help this time.

Joining Josh and Eric is former LA Galaxy Player, President, and General Manager Alexi Lalas! Lalas makes his return to CoG after being a guest and a guest-host many times during the shows 12 seasons.

The guys cover some ground when it comes to different formats the league could take and talk about what changes the Galaxy may have to make in a transfer window that is totally up in the air.

But if you want positives, there are plenty of those as well. As MLS and the Galaxy could go on the offensive this window and try to close that talent gap in North American soccer?

Plus, the guys discuss US Soccer’s abandonment of the Development Academy and why MLS is a pretty good position to pick some of it back up. And why that might be an essential thing for the Galaxy Academy itself.

It’s another packed show that even has Eric bragging about his fake goal, with his fake hairstyle, on a fake team, that has fake, fake reporters accounts.

Thanks for listening! We hope you’re all safe and healthy!