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Podcast: Vázquez coming, Galaxy watching Auggie, and Pavon sliding away?

The LA Galaxy may be closing in on another aging midfielder, but they’re not all created the same. Plus, what’s best for Efrain Alvarez and the club.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The highlight of the weekend was a super-secret scrimmage that saw the LA Galaxy travel to Chula Vista, and that saw two reserves score goals in a draw. Sure, we’ll talk about a game nobody saw!

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s quiet last few days and why things might be about to heat up again!

First, the guys talk about Auggie Williams and his goal against the Columbus Crew in a game that wasn’t a game, wasn’t real, and probably is just a figment of everyone’s imagination. But Williams is trying to earn a spot on the senior team, and scoring in a glorified scrimmage is an excellent way to get Greg Vanney’s attention. What could separate Williams from the rest of the guys trying to make this team?

Next, Josh updates listeners on a rumor involving Victor Vázquez and why you can’t compare him to Sebastian Giovinco. Are the Galaxy going to grab the 34-year-old? And what does that mean for the rest of the starting lineup? Especially when we tell you the Galaxy might be taking a significant step back from Cristian Pavon?

Kevin will dive into the void of Designated Player signings and why Samuel Grandsir may be a product of teams who are afraid to spend money in another season affected by Covid. Could the Galaxy keep an open DP slot well into summer? And could returning fans to Dignity Health Sports Park means teams are ready to spend in 2021 once there’s a path towards a “normal” season?

We’ve got a busy show for you tonight with some good discussion on things that are causing the Galaxy problems early in the preseason!