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PODCAST: Stop Sleeping on the Defense, Kevin! Galaxy battle anti-soccer Chicago.

Zero shots on goal for either team won’t make it fun to watch. But it doesn’t mean the LA Galaxy played poorly.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy played an ugly game against the Chicago Fire. No one should talk you out of that analysis. And if they do talk you out of it, have their sight checked. 

But you also can’t simply dismiss what was a gutsy performance, played in challenging conditions, against a team that wanted to play anti-soccer more than score goals. So does that make you feel any better?

Probably not. 

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy’s 0-0 draw with the Fire and discuss what this does for momentum and what it means in the long term. Are the Galaxy capable of being that no. 1 team? Or are they shrinking from every challenge at the top?

Josh and Kevin both have very different views of what happened at Soldier Field, and the majority of this podcast will be them arguing about that. It’s fun!

But the guys are also talking about their live event on Saturday, the news that Michael Stephens is returning to the club as a Director of Scouting, and they’re discussing the Galaxy’s new local TV deal.

Plus, there’s a little focus on Landon Donovan’s return to Los Angeles when his San Diego Loyal take on the Galaxy in their Open Cup match on Tuesday night. Is all the press on LA?

Finally, the guys are cleaning up all the loose ends on Galaxy news and getting you pointed in the direction of Nashville on Saturday night. Can the Galaxy return to their winning ways against another solidly defensive team?

We’ve got a great show all lined up for you. We hope you enjoy it.