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PODCAST: Shorthanded but optimistic. Galaxy head to Miami to start 2021 season

While the Galaxy head to Miami for the start of the season, will they be leaving more than one starter behind?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Every year, at this point in the offseason, we’re tired of watching games that don’t count, with tactics that don’t matter, with players we’ve never heard of. Well, the preseason is over, friends. Now, all the games count. So are you ready for the start of the 2021 season? Let’s get started!

On the last show of the preseason, hosts Josh Guesman and Larry Morgan discuss the busy week and the even busier weekend the LA Galaxy have as they are ready for their Sunday matchup with Inter Miami CF.

The guys will start with some media day highlights from a passionate Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and a remorseful and emotional Sebastian Lletget. Normally this kind of vulnerability isn’t shown in a press conference. So to see it twice, within minutes of each other, shows that this is a Galaxy team that is working on their mental health. 

The guys will then go on to discuss the ridiculous situation MLS is putting the Galaxy in by not letting them know of if they’ll be playing without Lletget until very late in the week, and why the league tried to censor the most poignant moment of any of the press conferences on the day. Is MLS setting Lletget up for a fall? We’ll show you the video and play you the audio, and you can decide. 

Josh and Larry also discuss the most critical pieces for the Galaxy in 2021 and why it won’t improve without these players having a good year.

Plus, there’s just a brief update on the rumor of another French player — this time a center back — headed to the Galaxy. 

Finally, the guys give you some roster compliance information that might be hitting your newsstands tomorrow and what to expect from a Miami team that hasn’t played a preseason game this year. Should the Galaxy be favorites?

And don’t worry, we included a dramatic game preview for you as well. The Hammer always has you covered!

We’ve got a busy show for your first away trip of 2021. Is it Sunday yet?