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Podcast: No one in the stadium believed the Galaxy were going to score three goals. And that’s a problem.

The LA Galaxy defense had one of their worst performances in 2022. Individual mistakes were compounded by some clinical Dallas finishing. But where was the offense?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Losing to FC Dallas 3-1 at home is no way to win over a crowd waiting for a reason to cheer. With long lines to get into the stadium in both the parking lot and entrance gates, the LA Galaxy were already burning goodwill. But to come out flat against a Dallas side that was intent on destroying you and having no reaction? That’s not how playoff teams are made. And it’s not how Champions react. 

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter want to break down the loss to Dallas. And even when the defense gives up three goals, the main focus will be on the offense. Because the Galaxy have proven to be a good defensive team, but they haven’t proven to be a good offensive team. 

Josh and Kevin will talk about Boxing’s big day at Dignity Health Sports Park and why the stadium over-extended itself. And why, if you were one of the people scrambling to get inside the stadium, you would have done better staying outside?

And if Chicharito is slumping and bringing on Dejan Joveljic doesn’t change anything, then you need to look at how you put them in the best positions. So who is going to make the angling balls, and who is going to make the run dictate the pass? 

The games are coming fast and furious now. The Galaxy will play Minnesota United midweek, Houston over the weekend, LAFC next week in the Open Cup, and then close out the month with Austin. 

So how does Vanney manage that stretch of games? And do the Galaxy have a problem winning the big games — winning those that will move them up the standings? 

We’ve got a great show for you today. And you’re going to want to catch every single word!