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Podcast: Newsom Embraces Pro Sports while MLS Orlando Experiment gains traction

With Newsom reversing course, the stage is set for the LA Galaxy to play MLS games at Dignity Health Sports Park. And that might be why the Orlando experiment is perfect timing.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Major League Soccer seems to have some momentum behind it’s proposed plan to get all teams to Orlando by early June. But the biggest surprise of the re-opening story probably came from California Governor Gavin Newsom. Could pro sports, and the LA Galaxy be back to the west coast in just a couple of weeks?

On today’s show, your hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter, will dive into all the latest Galaxy and league news as the ever-changing picture regarding the restart of the league kicks into high gear.

The guys will start by discussing the week ahead for the Galaxy and why a long weekend should have meant a trip to Rio Tinto Stadium for a game against Real Salt Lake. Instead, the Galaxy published the first pictures and video of individual training at Dignity Health Sports Park. Did everyone arrive back in tip-top shape? Of course not! That’s not how any of this works!

Then the guys will continue the conversation around the mini-tournament that might occur in Orlando, and the negotiations with the MLSPA took a big step forward. With the Union offering a counteroffer to the league’s proposal, did everyone cut enough to warrant a good deal for 2020? And what happens to the CBA for this year? After all, it was supposed to the start of a new five-year term.

We’ve got a great show lined up for you as we dig further into the validity of all the opinions on returning to play and on the Orlando experiment. There is a lot to figure out, and it has to happen now!

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