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PODCAST: Do some interesting rumors have the Galaxy being ambitious in Brazil and France?

He’s not a worldwide name, but could a French midfielder be a really big departure for the LA Galaxy? And what does a gamble on Douglas Costa look like?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Are the LA Galaxy thinking outside the box when they’re reportedly going after another French player? Why would it be different? And what is the club doing in Brazil?

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter want to update you on what could be another slow week for the club. But with a Saturday reporting date, are things about to heat up? Or is the calmness telling? Perhaps MLS is just in a position it’s never been in before with a winter World Cup later this year?

Josh and Kevin will start by explaining some of the dynamics behind a World Cup that is actually lining up in the league’s favor. Does that mean some big moves could take place in the lead-up to the biggest sporting event in the world? And is MLS primed to capitalize? 

The guys will then debate the pros and cons of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday and talk about the Galaxy’s history of draft picks. Are the Galaxy just really bad at this? Do they value the college development path at all? or is the SuperDraft a thing of the past? There are a lot of opinions, and we’re sure you have your own. 

Next, the guys talk about the “gamble” the Galaxy made on Raheem Edwards and why a depth piece is garnering so much attention and a three-year contract. Does Vanney know something the rest of us don’t on Edwards? And who much are the Galaxy willing to risk on Kelvin Leerdam and Raheem Edwards?

Then the guys want to dive into two fascinating rumors. But only one of them has any smoke behind it, and both seem to be a gamble. Is Juventus’ Douglas Costa leaving a second division team in Brazil to join the Galaxy? And are the Galaxy persuing one of the top attacking midfielders in Ligue 1 in Teji Savanier? Suffer through our horrible pronunciations and questionable logic, as we talk about Cristian Pavon being the “easy” choice and why Costa might be a motivational issue but relatively cheap. And would Savanier be a severe departure from who the Galaxy usually target? Could we call them ambitious?

We’ve got a great show lined up for you, and we’re glad you’re joining us in the lead-up to the Galaxy’s start of the preseason!