Dejan Joveljic is impacting games, Designated Players aren’t, and the LA Galaxy finally get to come out of the International Break.
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy are back in action on Saturday. And that means the podcast has to gear up for another game week. So as the Galaxy slowly work their way toward their match with the Portland Timbers, we want to get you out of this international break.
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter want to tie up any loose ends and finally put his extended break to bed.
The guys will start with some more observations on the Galaxy’s win over Austin FC and why Dejan Joveljic is practically screaming at Greg Vanney to let him start. What do the stats say about Joveljic’s scoring prowess in recent games? And does that mean more minutes for the Galaxy’s chess-minded striker?
Josh and Kevin will also dive into some updates on the Galaxy’s group of internationals and why Efrain Alvarez’s stint with the U-21s isn’t a great sign for the club. Plus, did Julian Araujo finally find the field for Mexico? And why three young Galaxy players are fighting for Olympic and U-20 World Cup spots.
Finally, the guys want to start looking ahead to who the Galaxy may chase in the transfer market this summer. And why Josh thinks there could be a big splash on a short-term contract.
Do you feel like this 2022 team is better than last year? Are they passing the eye test?