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Podcast: Vanney’s expanding midfield, MLS goes younger, and an incomplete Galaxy roster

Greg Vanney wants something people haven’t been talking about: a defensive midfielder. What does that do to the LA Galaxy formation? And who is moving?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — We know! We recorded on Tuesday instead of Monday. And for that, we’re very sorry. But we’ve got a bunch to discuss, including why Greg Vanney is going after a defensive midfielder and not a central attacking midfielder. Forgive us while we connect the transfer rumor dots!

Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss all your latest Galaxy news and pay particular focus to some MLS updates and the roster’s continuing build-out. 

The guys will talk about the shift in the league’s starting date and why that necessitates a push in the league transfer window. Plus, was MLS trying to help out teams that put some of their players on short-term loans? You better believe it! 

Plus, how well do you know the league’s newest acquisition mechanism: the under 22 rule? Josh will explain the details while Kevin tries to tell you why it’s a bad thing. But is this the next big thing in MLS? And are there some advantages to it? Could the Galaxy take advantage?

Josh and Kevin continue with a discussion about Oniel Fisher (there’s a good mispronunciation of his name in there) and why Carlos Harvey may not be the last acquisition of the week. 

Kevin will tell you about his conversations with Javier Hernandez (Chicharito), Greg Vanney, Jonathan dos Santos, and Dennis te Kloese and why Vanney thinks JDS could be the attacker the Galaxy need. Plus, that will lead us into rumors of a defensive midfielder, a slide for Sebastian Lletget, and an update on Cristian Pavon’s status. 

Should the Galaxy even be chasing Pavon? Are the red flags too much to handle? And do the Galaxy, and Pavon get the benefit of the doubt until they don’t?

We’ve got a busy show for you, and we can’t wait to share it. So let’s get this midweek thing kicked off or something. We just never know what to do with our hands.