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PODCAST: El Trafico. Chicharito. LA Galaxy. Saturday.

It’s one of the biggest games of every year. But can the LA Galaxy put LAFC back in their place? Is it time for some real competition?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — It’s a time-honored tradition at this point. The LA Galaxy are hosting the first El Trafico of the 2022 season, and Chicharito is rounding into form. But with LAFC undefeated in their first five games, are they the most significant threat they’ve ever been?

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicholaou discuss one of the season’s biggest games. And this year, it starts at Dignity Health Sports Park, with the Galaxy missing a key piece of their midfield. 

Josh and Sophie will get you caught up on the Galaxy news that dropped throughout the week. That includes a special chance to hang out with the podcast on April 16th. Stay tuned for more details. 

Your hosts discuss Disciplinary Committee decisions regarding Mark Delgado and why the Galaxy are absolutely targeting a center-back who is currently playing for Watford. 

But with eight CB’s on the roster right now? Do the Galaxy have a hoarding problem? And why are we sure they’re interested? 

Plus, Josh and Sophie want to compare and contrast the leadership differences between Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez. Can what we observe from the outside be what is happening behind closed doors? Does Vela even like people?

Finally, there’s some in-depth conversation regarding the El Trafico. We’ll throw a ton of stats your way, talk about the lack of experience with actual El Trafico’s on the Galaxy side and tell you why Kevin Cabral is the key to unlocking the Galaxy’s defense — again!

It’s the most electric rivalry in Los Angeles, and treating it differently would be crazy. So when is the game moving to SoFi?

We’ve got a great show for you, and we hope you stay safe and smart as you make your way to the stadium on Saturday!