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PODCAST: What’s ‘MLS Next PRO’ for the Galaxy? Wingers, and selling Araujo and Lletget

So Julian Araujo played so well it will be hard for the LA Galaxy to get value out of a transfer? And there’s a balancing act with Sebastian Lletget

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — We’re trapped between the offseason hitting full stride and MLS Cup. But that doesn’t mean the league doesn’t have things we need to discuss! And it doesn’t mean the LA Galaxy aren’t tracking a few rumors from both inside and outside the league. 

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s silent approach to the offseason so far and why MLS Cup’s conclusion should jump-start a very short offseason. 

Josh and Kevin will start clarifying the Chris Klein rumors and why the Los Angeles World Cup Committee could grab some attention from the Galaxy’s President. 

The guys will then “transfer” over to the Ilie Sanchez rumors and tell you that, while they were fake, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. So should you stay awake at night dreaming of a 31-year-old midfielder after Jonathan dos Santos — a 31-year-old midfielder — kept you awake at night in 2021?

Plus, there’s word from Turkey (the country and not Josh’s 9-pound Thanksgiving treat) that 26-year-old Tyler Boyd may be interested in joining the Galaxy. What would that mean for Greg Vanney’s formation? And what could that signal to guys like Kevin Cabral, Dejan Joveljić, and Efrain Alvarez? 

Speaking of Alvarez and Julian Araujo, both get call-ups to Mexico’s friendly with Chile. But why is Araujo harder to trade than Alvarez? Could the Galaxy ever replace Araujo? And if they had to put a number on it, how out of touch with reality is it?

Finally, MLS is launching a new third division of soccer. Why is it just a suped-up reserve league, and why were the Galaxy wary of joining it when it was announced? Will they ever join?

We’ve got a packed show for you on a Monday that we thought might be short. It wasn’t. Enjoy!