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Podcast: Grandsir surprises, while Galaxy fans lineup for the re-opening

Grandsir surprises us with a contract while we discuss the logistics of getting Galaxy fans back into the stadium to watch games in 2021

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy filled another spot in the midfield with the signing of Samuel Grandsir. But his stats don’t exactly paint a picture of perfection. We’ll discuss where he’ll play, why he’s a starter, and what surprise we found with his announcement. 

Hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou get you caught up on a hectic week of Galaxy news, and it’s all important stuff! Don’t miss it!

First, Josh and Sophie will discuss the announcement of the first two games of the Galaxy season and why Major League Soccer already tipped their hand when they had two east coast opponents for the club. Can MLS and the Galaxy afford to treat this like any other season?

Then, your hosts will put actual numbers to the planned re-opening of Dignity Health Sports Park and tell you why it doesn’t seem very likely that everyone who wants to be in the stands will be in the stands come April 25 when the New York Red Bulls come to town. Do you feel safe going back to the stadium?

But the big news of the day is Frenchman Grandsir getting the “officially signed” tag from the Galaxy. And while we do our best to stay on top of all the developments, his contract surprised us when the Galaxy added a fourth year as a club option. What are the Galaxy risking? And why might it be a massive move?

Finally, Josh and Sophie talk about Julain Araujo and Efrain Alvarez’s development through the eyes of their national teams. And why Araujo may be going to the Olympics while Araujo gets a senior team call-up. 

We’ve got an absolutely packed show! We’ve got lights! We’ve got cameras, and we’ve got some action! Let’s get 2021 underway already!