Will Riqui Puig make his LA Galaxy debut on Saturday? And why was Rayan Raveloson happy to head back to France?
COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy are full of surprises this week. First, they see a surprise 15 minutes played by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in the All-Star Game, and then Riqui Puig doesn’t show up for his press conference (for a good reason).
On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira want to get you ready for the Galaxy’s matchup with Vancouver. But to get there, they’ve got to cover a lot of ground.
Josh and Eric want to talk about the All-Star Game and why Chicharito played longer than he should have. And they’ll tell you how Julian Araujo played while commenting on the great run Chicharito made to help MLS score their first goal. But the last thing the Galaxy needed was a competitive game from Liga Mx. And they certainly didn’t need their captain playing 45 mins.
Next, the guys want to talk about Greg Vanney’s press conference, which covered Puig’s availability for this weekend and how the deal came about. Why did Riqui take less money to come to LA? And can we confirm a Max TAM contract?
But Vanney also got to step on at least one rumor floating around. And it was about Gareth Bale being available to the Galaxy, who passed on him to get Costa. We can shed some light on where the rumor came from and what Vanney says about it. Plus, Rayan Raveloson may be a success story the Galaxy can re-tell to other players. We’ll explain.
Finally, the guys want to prepare you for a tough matchup against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Can the club get a much-needed three points? And what happens if they can’t beat Vancouver at Dignity Health Sports Park?