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PODCAST: Quick Moves, Tight Spaces, and Riqui Puig. LA Galaxy get a showdown with Seattle.

Riqui Puig is set to make his LA Galaxy debut. But will the Seattle Sounders wreck the Galaxy’s momentum? Let’s talk!

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy get a chance to take a big step toward the playoffs on Friday night. Because a win over the visiting Seattle Sounders would set them up nicely for their tough road trip and carry some positive momentum. 

On today’s show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieria discuss all the Galaxy news that will matter on Friday night, even when some information is breaking while they talk.

The guys will start by looking at the Herbalife renewal and determine if the Galaxy got what they deserved from the longest-running sponsorship in Major League Soccer. Why was having AEG as part of the negotiation important to this? And why didn’t the Galaxy take this to the market? 

Next, the guys will focus on the press conference of Riqui Puig and why Puig may think of himself as a pioneer. Can someone with his pedigree lead young players to MLS? And can Riqui possibly match the club’s and fans’ expectations for him in the final ten games of the regular season?

Finally, Josh and Eric cover the game with the Sounders. It’s a team they haven’t beaten in a very long time, but it’s also a team that is slumping when they should be thriving. Can Brian Schmetzer turn them around at Dignity Health Sports Park? And Can Greg Vanney finally get some revenge on a Seattle team that stole an MLS cup from him?

We’ve got a great show for you today, and we’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join us. Drive safe to the game on Friday, and we’ll see you back in our little Corner of the Galaxy next week.