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PODCAST: An LA Galaxy dress rehearsal, redemption season, and Araujo conspiracy theories

The LA Galaxy face off against DC United where we’re all hoping to get some answers on Douglas Costa, Julian Araujo, and Derrick Williams

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — We’re just ten days from starting the 2022 season. And we’ve got some major LA Galaxy storylines that need to be discussed!

On today’s show, host Josh Guesman is flying solo while battling a cold and updating you on all the Galaxy news that has happened and everything you need to know that’s coming up. 

Josh will start by getting you through the Galaxy’s “City of Dreams” kit and ask, “why are we naming kits?” Do you think the name adds something to the release? And is this more than just a plain white design with some colors? And is there anything wrong with that? And are the Galaxy calling Josh fat?

But our host will then dive into the Galaxy’s first pre-season loss and try to figure out why Julian Araujo isn’t playing starting team minutes? Is Greg Vanney really planning on Araujo coming off the bench for Kelvin Leerdam? Is there a better explanation? 

Plus, will Derrick Williams’s return or Douglas Costa’s debut make waves on Saturday against DC United? And are those the main stories behind this last dress rehearsal before the season starts?

And finally, Josh believes the Galaxy will be one of the best teams in MLS. And he’s basing that off of a broken heart. Whose broken heart? The Galaxy’s broken heart. 

Can the way the Galaxy crashed out of the postseason set them up for a revenge season? Was Real Salt Lake’s goal in the final minutes of the season enough to motivate this team to get revenge on the whole league? Was this the shared disappointment that leads to championships?

We’ve got a packed show, we’ve got some good discussion, and as normal, we have some of the best listeners in the world. What more could you ask for?