Can the LA Galaxy face the pressure and come out ahead against Sporting KC and the Seattle Sounders?
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — If you’re a pessimist, you see the LA Galaxy’s draw to FC Dallas on Saturday night as two points lost. If you’re an optimist, the draw might give the Galaxy the one point they need to make the playoffs.
But both sets of people would agree, the next two games are challenging. And getting results against Sporting KC and the Seattle Sounders would mean the Galaxy earn the post-season spot!
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s pathetic first-half performance against a bottom-dwelling team in the Western Conference, and why Greg Vanney may have gotten it wrong with the players he chose for the starting lineup.
And just how important is Julian Araujo to the Galaxy? Newsflash — very important! Was that a peek at what the Galaxy might be facing once Araujo moves on from Major League Soccer?
But Josh and Kevin are keeping their eyes on the Wednesday night matchup with Sporting KC. Kevin thinks the Galaxy are catching KC at the perfect time. And their schedule and the history of games played Children’s Mercy Park might lean into that… almost.
Josh thinks that getting a point from both KC and Seattle is key to getting into the playoffs. But with the inconsistency of the entire conference, maybe just a win against Minnesota will be enough?
Along the way, the guys are talking about an “elite” level performance from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and why a spurt of goals could make a big ripple for the Galaxy and for the Golden Boot. Josh even has a chart for you to look at or something.
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Finally, the guys preview the Wednesday night matchup, why the Galaxy will be missing another defender, and why SKC might be down a goalkeeper and their leading scorer.
There’s a lot to discuss, and we’re delighted you could join us!