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PODCAST: The LA Galaxy are Cheaters

LA Galaxy President Chris Klein will take the fall. But will he still be around when his suspension ends?

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — There was a surprise MLS Friday news dump last week. And if both the League and the LA Galaxy thought you would forget about what they said on Friday, Josh is here to tell you he hasn’t forgotten. 

The Galaxy were punished for cheating during the 2019 season when they acquired midfielder Cristian Pavon from Argentine giants Boca Juniors. And with then-head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and then-General Manager Dennis te Kloese guiding those talks, how did the Galaxy and Chris Klein end up as cheaters?

What legacy will Klein or anyone associated with this scandal have? And what short and long-term effects will it have on an organization already fighting for relevance within their own city?

Why did the Galaxy make soccer not fun? And what should be the reaction from AEG to this communal mistrust that was perpetrated?