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Podcast: Empty buckets, tactical messes, Robbie Keane, and the last place Galaxy

The Galaxy were less than effective on Wednesday night. Does their loss to San Jose make changes, at the upper level of the club, a foregone conclusion?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Coming off a horrible loss to in-state rivals, the San Jose Earthquakes, the LA Galaxy are struggling to keep their heads above water in a Western Conference that they should be competitive in.

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Galaxy’s options going forward and what they saw in a non-competitive match against the ‘Quakes.

First, the guys will start by breaking down a new lineup, a new formation, and some new problems as Guillermo Barros Schelotto rolled out changes that didn’t last long.

They’ll discuss Johnathan Klinsmann’s first MLS start in goal and why this might be the only time a goalkeeper receives praise while still allowing four goals on the night.

Plus, what was Schelotto’s idea behind starting in a 4-4-2 lineup, and what caused the empty bucket scenario that the new formation thrown out in the first half?

And with all the focus on the final score, they’re plenty to discuss surrounding Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s early departure from the game. Was GBS trying to make a point? And if so, who was he trying to get the point across to?

There’s some turmoil in the locker room, and Josh and Eric want to know if it’s because the Galaxy aren’t ready to follow GBS anymore. And the question comes up a lot, is this team lazy? The guys will tell you why they’re not! Even if the results may tell you otherwise.

Then Josh breaks out the blame pie — something they stole from a famous radio act in LA — to illustrated who is on the chopping block and who might stay. PLEASE DON’T SEND US YOUR BLAME PIES!

Finally, the guys will discuss Robbie Keane and what he could mean as a possible replacement for GBS.

Do the Galaxy get a win against Vancouver? It’s a packed show, and it’s just waiting to get started!