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PODCAST: Leerdam, Edwards, depth, TV contracts, and a Galaxy third kit?

The LA Galaxy are signing players and prepping for the preseason. So when will they venture to the desert and will you watch games on local TV in 2022?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy got their first signing of 2022 across the line, and we’re expecting more before the week is over. So let’s dive into our second show of the year to talk about Kelvin Leerdam and what’s next for the club.

Hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are interested in getting you ready for a preseason that now has some times and dates associated with it. And can we tell you when the Galaxy will make their way to Goal-Chella?

Josh and Eric start with the preseason schedule with the Galaxy playing three games at Dignity Health Sports Park — two in front of crowds — and sandwiching a trip to the desert in between.

And are the Empire Polo Grounds set up to handle a soccer tournament? Yes, absolutely! And maybe a little bit of a no. But they’re not hosting 60,000 people waiting to see Kanye, so we’re reasonably sure they can handle it. We’ll explain it all, including the five teams that could be in Indio for this first-ever Coachella Valley Invitational.

What about the Galaxy’s release of the new first kit and a possible third kit? We’ll talk about new jersey’s and why the Galaxy need to keep it simple to complement last year’s success of the Community Kit. 

The guys will then dive into the signing of Kelvin Leerdam, and Raheem Edwards is expected to be the other player the Galaxy announces. What do they both bring to a team that needs depth, creativity, and minutes? And why might Leerdam be the answer to what happens when the Galaxy sell Julian Araujo? 

Finally, the guys discuss accountability, a challenging year for a single-year TV contract, and so much more. Are you ready to hop on the internet to watch Galaxy games in 2022?

We’ve got a packed show so let’s get started!