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Podcast: Kinnear finds a Galaxy win, but Playoffs still a reach

Dominic Kinnear made some tweaks to the starting lineup and pushed all the right buttons against a poor Real Salt Lake side. But can he do it against Seattle?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy got the win under interim head coach Dominic Kinnear on Sunday night. But they’ll need two more wins like that, and some help, if they’re going to even think about the postseason.

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s win over Real Salt Lake, what changes Kinnear made, and how Giancarlo “Pipo” Gonzalez turned in his best performance in a Galaxy kit.

Josh and Kevin will start the show with their observations about the starting lineup, what it looked like to have Kinnear and Jovan Kirovski on the bench, and why a small tweak ended up with a Man of the Match award to Gonzalez.

The guys will also discuss the play of Julian Araujo, David Bingham, Emiliano Insua, Perry Kitchen, Cristian Pavon, and Yony Gonzalez. Did Kinnear find a starting lineup that is more predictable than the rest? And what did Zubak bring that no one else on the field can offer?

Next, Kevin will get you through the playoff scenarios and the needed results for the postseason to be a reality for this underachieving club. Can the Galaxy get there? Would they deserve it?

But the Galaxy’s next opponent is the MLS Cup Champions from last year. Why are the Seattle Sounders looking to bury the Galaxy and end any dreams of the playoffs on Wednesday?

Finally, the guys do a quick dive into the Galaxy’s possible coaching candidates while ESPN is reporting that Robbie Keane, is in fact, being looked at for the manager’s position. Don’t worry, we’ve got a bunch of names for you, and most of those are sure to be wrong!

We’ve got a great show lined up for you as the club comes down to the wire in 2020! Can the Galaxy make the playoffs? Is it still the “hope that kills you?”