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PODCAST: Galaxy look to slow the Timbers in biggest game of the season

The LA Galaxy have a tall task on Saturday. And they’re going to need to figure out how to win a big game if they want to start securing a playoff spot.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — There’s hope for the LA Galaxy as they look to stop a very hot Portland Timbers side at Dignity Health Sports Park this weekend. But the Saturday night match is a big test for a team that hasn’t won a big game this year. 

Could it be a make-or-break game for a Galaxy side looking for any momentum it can turn into points with just six games remaining?

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira want to get you ready for this weekend’s big game while also trying to put into perspective the rest of the season. And all of that will happen while the Dodgers battle the Giants in an NLDS deciding game — the guys even stall at the end to make sure we can wrap it up. They didn’t want to leave any loose threads. 

The guys will start by talking about the likelihood that Dennis te Kloese will be leaving at the end of the season and why that puts a lot of focus on the remaining front office staff. 

Can Greg Vanney carry the momentum of the club through to the 2022 season? And why are we even talking about 2022 when the Galaxy still have games to play in 2021?

The guys will wrap the international call-ups and tell you why some red flags surround Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos country appearances. Plus, Josh and Eric will tell you who will be available for selection on Saturday — that includes injury updates as well. 

Then there’s some Hall of Fame talk around Robbie Keane and a brief look at Julian Araujo and Efrain Alvarez’s inclusion in the “22 Under 22” list that MLS hypes every season. Do Josh and Eric agree with the rankings? Where would they put the Galaxy’s two young standouts?

Finally, there’s an in-depth look at the game this weekend with quotes from Greg Vanney about how the Galaxy can succeed against a red-hot Portland side that is coming into LA with all their confidence. 

It’s a Saturday night game that doesn’t get much bigger. Can the Galaxy find a way to break their winless streak?

As always, thanks for listening to us! We’re glad we could get you ready for the Galaxy’s last six games of the regular season.