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PODCAST: Still no wins? Handball controversy? The LA Galaxy can’t put it together against Seattle!

The controversy around a handball? An offense that can’t finish? And a passionate defense of his team from Greg Vanney.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — The LA Galaxy couldn’t find any points in their second home game of the 2023 season. The Saturday afternoon match had plenty of good moments for LA, but Seattle made two first-half goals stand up. 

Still, there were some excellent moments as Jalen Neal scored his first MLS goal, and Preston Judd forced the offense into a different gear in the second half. But will a botched handball cost Greg Vanney and company some money?

Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter (away on assignment) get a call from Christian Miles to discuss the Galaxy’s loss to Seattle and what we can glean from another no-points performance. 

Josh and Christian will talk about the progression of Neal and Calegari and why the Galaxy defense has disappointed in spurts but impressed on the whole. 

They’ll also talk about Tyler Boyd’s central midfield performance and why the Galaxy playing with two strikers is different only in the “dedicated” strikers part. Plus, did Preston Judd jump over Dejan Joveljic regarding who can play with Chicharito once he returns? Does that sound crazy?

There’s also a detailed look at the Galaxy’s performance compared to years past, the Galaxy righted some wrongs with player-signed jerseys, and the club gets another goalkeeper after Jonathan Klinsmann plays with a broken finger. Why does $150,000 matter less with an international goalkeeper?

We’ve got a bunch to talk about in regards to your Galaxy. So thanks for hanging in there with us, as always!