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PODCAST: Hello 2022! Galaxy players signings, desert tournaments, and a preseason start date

We’re 55 days from starting the 2022 season and just 12 days from the LA Galaxy kicking off the preseason. Player signings? Yes!

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Welcome back, LA Galaxy fans! We’re kicking off 2022 with a show that is packed with little details and a little bit of breaking news. Are you ready to find out what this preseason will look like? Well, it starts in 12 days. Let that sink in!

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s preseason plans and get some of the details on preseason reporting and a new preseason tournament that will take place at the same place Coachella is held. Can you say, “Coachella Valley Invitational?” Yeah, we stole that. 

Josh and Kevin will start by telling you when the Galaxy will report for physicals and then which date is mandated by the league to begin their preseason. 

They’ll also go into details about a preseason tournament that will kick-off for the first time in 2022 but will more than likely be a yearly tournament with anywhere from four to six teams playing in it. And we’ll tell you how AEG is hosting it on land they operate, with revenues eventually going back to AEG and the Galaxy. 

And do you want some player signings? We’ll tell you when to expect some announcements this week and why it could end up being more than just two names that get announced this week. 

There will also be confirmations on the news of Pipo Gonzalez departing the Galaxy and how the club saved a local sports complex in Torrance. 

Finally, we’ve got a look into an MLS middle-man and why his track record with the club isn’t that great. Are the Galaxy addicted to one agent? And does that mean more French players for the club?

We’re glad to welcome you back to 2022! Now let’s get ready for a quick preseason with lots of roster space. 

Happy New Year, listeners!