Photo Courtesy of LA Galaxy

PODCAST: Galaxy have one game and multiple ways in. But “Just Win, Baby!”

The LA Galaxy have a simple mindset heading into Sunday; just win! But can they play free and flowing knowing how much is riding on this game? Chaos starts now!

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy are gearing up for the ultimate finish on Sunday. And it’s going to be two hours of absolute mayhem. Are you ready for Decision Day on steroids? Are you ready for multiple scenarios that get the Galaxy to the post-season?

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou discuss the Galaxy’s draw with Seattle, the lineup choices Greg Vanney made, and the stuttering development of a Young Designated Player that got it all wrong and could still cost the Galaxy a playoff spot. 

Josh and Sophie want to get at the heart of the Galaxy’s woes over the last five seasons and why a big club like the Galaxy can’t fill the seats. Is it only about winning? Or is it something else? Are the Galaxy missing characters? Are they missing stars?

Your hosts are also updating you on Dennis te Kloese’s contract and why the Galaxy picked up his option. Does that mean that te Kloese is staying for 2022? Not. So. Fast. 

Josh will introduce the players he thinks will make the end-of-the-year awards for the Galaxy and why one name, in particular, keeps popping up. Could we see history with the Player of the Year and Defender of the Year awards going to the same person?

Finally, Josh and Sophie want to get you ready for a “must-win” game that is both a must-win and not a must-win. It isn’t very clear, but we’re more than prepared to explain what’s about to happen. Keep your phones handy during the match. 

This show is over 90 minutes of Galaxy-talk that you’ll need ahead of the simultaneous kick-offs on Sunday. Can the Galaxy beat a Minnesota United team that only needs a draw to get into the playoffs?

This is it! The last show of the regular season. Will we be back on Monday to preview the playoffs? Or will we be starting the post-mortem of a 2021 season that went well off the rails?

Let’s go!