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PODCAST: Under the bright lights, Galaxy should be careful with Nashville – Open Cup Recap & Draw

A Saturday night game under the lights. The LA Galaxy have a lot to deal with when Nashville comes to town this weekend. With guest host Nikki Kay.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy are in for a huge test when Nashville SC comes to town for the very first time in their short history. It’s under the lights at Dignity Health Sports Park, which means we’re expecting fireworks!

Your host Josh Guesman is joined by special co-host Spectrum SportsNet Galaxy sideline reporter Nikki Kay. Nikki makes her way back to the podcast in hosting duties for the second time and the first time in 2022. 

Josh and Nikki want to get you through the big takeaways from this week in Galaxy news. And they’re going to start with the win in the US Open Cup.

The San Diego Loyal put together a good showing against a Galaxy team that saw a couple of regulars in the mostly B-Team lineup. But Greg Vanney might have some explaining to do when Chicharito made an appearance deep into the second half.

Are you okay with Vanney taking the Open Cup very seriously? And do you worry about the legs of certain players after the midweek tussle with Landon Donovan’s side?

Nikki will also update you on the Galaxy’s media availability from today. And both Josh and Nikki will tell you what to expect from the Open Cup’s next round and where the Galaxy will be off to (Irvine). 

Finally, your hosts will get you ready for the invasion from Nashville. Why is Dave Romney a threat to his old team? Why is Nashville more balanced than they’ve ever been? And why could the Galaxy exploit some speed and some shotty set-piece defending?

We’ve got a bunch to cover on today’s show. And we’re delighted Nikki could join us. But we’re ecstatic that you chose us to get you ready for this weekend.