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Podcast: Unicorns, VAR problems, injury surprises, and a Galaxy loss

Gonzalez put the LA Galaxy in a tough spot, Chicharito’s injury surprises, and VAR screws up everything — not that it mattered.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — A loss to LAFC on Sunday afternoon was almost in the cards for the LA Galaxy. But with a terrible call from the officials, and some horrible defending from Giancarlo “Pipo” Gonzalez, it was at least an interesting night for the club.

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss some of the issues surrounding this club’s nose-dive to the bottom of the standings and what can still be done for this team. Do you feel optimistic? Then Kevin has a unicorn to sell you.

The guys will start with the VAR debacle at Banc of California that could have cost the Galaxy a point. Has VAR jumped the shark? Are officials even allowed to use their eyes? And how can you link a boundary call with an offside call and illustrate precisely what is wrong with what they’re asking VAR to do?

Then, Josh and Kevin will tell you why teams are lying to you, and the league is doing nothing about it. Do you want accurate injury news, then start pressing on MLS to do something about it. After all, it’s not like the league didn’t do it before. They just stopped caring about whether or not you were satisfied with the results.

But the central portion of this show will be spent talking of Pipo Gonzalez’s failures in El Trafico’s and how he let all of his Galaxy teammates down. And baring a ridiculously bad contract deal, he should never start for the Galaxy again. That contract, and it’s more than a million-dollar payout, has run its course.

And having said all that about Gonzalez, the Galaxy still had relatively little chance of winning that game, especially when it looks like VAR went out of its way to not look at the play.

Is Chicharito’s injury real? Or is something else happening behind the scenes. Is he fed up with being benched? Is he demanding a trade? And could a former coach of his be eyeing the top spot with the Galaxy?

Finally, the Guys get you ready for a tough match in Portland, where they’ll take on the Timbers in a must-win game that isn’t really a must-win. But Kevin will still weave a yarn about magical creatures, impossibilities, and flat out hope that should have you ready to believe… or not.

We’ve got a packed show for you today, and we can’t wait for you to join us!