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Corner of the Galaxy is a weekly Internet Radio Show dedicated to covering the LA Galaxy. Founded in 2009, we've done over 700 hundred individual shows focused on just one team in Major League Soccer. 2020 Lineup: Josh Guesman (Host, LA Galaxy Beat Reporter, Producer, Creator), Eric Vieira (Co-Host, Video Lead, Writer), Kevin Baxter (Co-Host, LA Times Soccer Writer), Larry Morgan (Co-Host, LA Galaxy Beat Reporter), Sophie Nicholaou (Co-Host, Soccer Reporter) We've featured many high profile interviews, including: Dennis te Kloese, Robbie Keane, Omar Gonzalez, Bruce Arena, Dave Sarachan, Mike Magee, Todd Dunivant, Robbie Rogers, Sean Franklin, Chris Klein, Pat Noonan, Alexi Lalas, Taylor Twellman, Brian Dunseth, Nigel De Jong, Dave Romney, Chris Klein And many, many more. It is our mission to provide you first-class LA Galaxy information in a timely, professional, and entertaining fashion. And with many of our co-hosts holding media credentials for the LA Galaxy, you are getting first-hand knowledge from some of the brightest minds in the media and beyond. We'll give you our opinions, and we'll strive to keep you entertained while you learn of the latest happenings across the wide Galaxyuniverser. Of course, CoG isn't just a show. It's also a group of passionate people. And without the fans, the listeners, and the beautiful community that supports soccer in southern California, this LA Galaxy podcast would never have been around for so long. We're 12 season's into a lifetime of Galaxy coverage. So what are you waiting for? We've got tons of LA Galaxy information to break down, and we're always planning our next show. We'll see you at StubHub Center.

Corner Of The Galaxy


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    Puig's a possibility, myth busters, and LA Galaxy ready for a 'must win' against Vancouver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 80:06

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P 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? We've got a great show on tap for you. And if you're watching it on YouTube, enjoy Josh losing his mind with the graphics. It's almost worth the price of admission (which is free!).

    Galaxy Killed in KC, Araujo to Porto, Puig in LA, and stealing soccer fields

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 75:35

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- If we didn't have to, we probably wouldn't have watched the LA Galaxy lose to one of the worst teams in Major League Soccer this year. In fact, Sporting KC could do nothing wrong, and the Galaxy didn't deserve to do anything right. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the 4-2 loss to SKC and much more. But is Greg Vanney getting the tactics wrong? Or is he putting his faith in players that don't want to play the way he asks? Is Douglas Costa a problem child for the Galaxy? And why are Julian Araujo and Raheem Edwards being rested? Plus, could Araujo be on his way to Porto in only a few days? Would you take $5-million from a European side if it meant that Araujo would have to leave immediately? Or would you hold onto the Mexican International in hopes of a break out at the World Cup? And Riqui Puig is in Los Angeles. Does that mean he has his Visa and is ready to play? Or will he have to sit out Vancouver to be prepared for Seattle? Finally, Josh and Kevin discuss the Galaxy's play to take over the lease at Championship Soccer Stadium at the Great Park in Irvine. Why are the Galaxy moving south with eyes on Orange County? And why did they back off when pressured? We've got a packed show with a lot of analysis, some insight, and a lot of Galaxy-talk! So join us as we get you through our little Corner of the Galaxy.

    Galaxy Beat Chivas, Sign Puig, Ship Raveloson, and get ready for SKC

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 82:46

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It's been a busy day. The Transfer Window is officially closing. But the LA Galaxy have done some excellent business this window. With no DP slots and while somewhat restricted on TAM, the Galaxy were able to land Gaston Brugman and their just announced signing, 22-year-old Riqui Puig. And then they sent Rayan Raveloson to Ligue 1 for a sizeable transfer fee. It's a coup of sorts for an under-fire front office. And it comes on the heels of a solid performance at the first-ever soccer game played at SoFi Stadium. It was a night where the future of the Galaxy was on full display. Hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou will update you on Galaxy news and talk about how all these pieces fall together for the season's home stretch. The first item on the itinerary has Josh and Sophie talk about the Galaxy's confidence after beating Chivas at SoFi Stadium. What did the stadium have to offer, and why was Greg Vanney beaming afterward? And what details can we share about the transfers of Puig and Raveloson? What grade does the front office get for the moves they've made? Finally, what can we expect from a game in Kansas City? Is this another place that, historically, the Galaxy don't win? Is this a "Can't Lose" game with just 12 of them remaining? We've got a great show for you tonight as the transfer window shuts and the season comes into stark focus.

    Puig-Mania in LA? Can the LA Galaxy land a 22-year-old from Barcelona?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 82:26

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    The LA Galaxy don't win in Dallas. So you need to start Joveljic.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 79:10

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It's going to be hot in Dallas. FC Dallas hasn't been good. And the LA Galaxy can't win in Dallas. What does that all mean? Hosts Josh Guesman and Christian Miles discuss the current state of the LA Galaxy. They need points - any points. And they haven't taken a win from Dallas since 2015, and it will be an uphill battle on Saturday. The guys will start by discussing the few fleeting rumors that briefly included the Galaxy. They'll talk about Luis Suarez's possible move to MLS after his Nacional stay. Would you want him on the Galaxy? And what to make of French winger Denis Bouanga? Is $8 million too much to ask? And were the Galaxy misidentified in the rumor? Plus, Josh and Christian will talk about the movement of Markus Ferkranus, who will spend the rest of the season in Phoenix. Does this mean he's in the dog house? But what do the stats say about this Galaxy team? And how many points will they need to make the playoffs? Can you identify 100-percent wins on this schedule? Finally, the guys discuss the importance of fresh, young legs in the heat at Toyota Stadium this weekend. So that means Dejan Joveljic starts, right? What can you expect from a place that often makes for weird games? Do you remember the win blowing in a goal for Dallas? Do you remember weather delays? Can the Galaxy win? We've got a great show for you today, and we're thrilled you decided to join us!

    PODCAST: The LA Galaxy get back in the winning column as Cabral and Joveljic take down Atlanta

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 75:49

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It was ugly at times, but the LA Galaxy finally snapped that three-game losing streak. And while Atlanta United was not exactly playing up to top-tier standards, the Galaxy still showed some glimpses of what they might be able to do down the stretch. Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's 2-0 victory and get into some details surrounding the game, both on and off the field. Josh and Kevin start with Greg Vanney's choice of starting lineups. That included a Galaxy debut for Gaston Brugman, and starts for Chase Gasper and Eriq Zavaleta. And while those were question marks at the beginning of the game, they all worked well. What can Brugman bring to the table for the Galaxy? What does a distributing six look like down the road? And are the Galaxy still looking to add one more piece? Plus, how big of a story will Dejan Joveljic be in the next 13 games? Probably one of the biggest. Especially as he continues to score goals every time he's on the field. But how hesitant will Vanney be to start Joveljic? We've got a great show for you, and we're thrilled you joined us!

    The LA Galaxy are Paying a "Stupid Tax," and getting results against Atlanta won't be easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 81:45

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy face off against a team they've never beaten. So will Atlanta United cause as many problems as the San Jose Earthquakes for LA? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Galaxy's continued fall from grace. They'll talk about the "Stupid Tax" the club has been paying with all of their transfers and why ghost teams probably aren't in place to get another signing across the line. But what do we make of Gaston Brugman? Will he be an answer of sorts that fixes some of the issues the Galaxy have? Plus, who would be your Penalty Kick takers in a winner-take-all shootout? Would you let Chicharito take one of them? What about Jonathan Bond? Josh and Eric also want to talk about points totals and why there might be a low number this year for getting into the playoffs. Will 19 points be enough? What about 21? 24? With just 14 games left (15 if you're Greg Vanney), the Galaxy need a confidence boost. But if they see another loss, will Vanney's seat get warm? What about other changes in the front office. Are jobs on the line? We've got another packed show to prepare you for Atlanta United on Sunday!

    The Losses are mounting, and the LA Galaxy don't have many answers.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 68:29

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy lost their third straight game as they came up well short of the Colorado Rapids side, which was the better team for 90 minutes. And then Derrick Williams told Spectrum that guys aren't listening to the coaching staff. So that means there's a big problem in the locker room, right? Maybe not. Let's discuss. Host Josh Guesman is joined by LA Galaxy beat reporter Damian Calhoun (LA Daily News / SoCal News Group) to discuss the Galaxy's loss to the Rapids and why the organization's dysfunction is showing its teeth right now. Josh and Damian want to focus on the Galaxy's Designated Players and why Chicharito, Douglas Costa, and Kevin Cabral have been more misses than hits. What does that mean for the last 14 games of the season? And is there a way to the playoffs during this final stretch of games? Plus, the Galaxy front office has some explaining to do regarding contract lengths and is not aware of who would have been coming available this summer. Is this evidence of more problems in the scouting and analytics department? We've got a great show ready to get you through the early days of this week. And get you ready for the introduction of Gaston Brugman on Wednesday. Let's get to listening!

    LA Galaxy give up 3 first-half goals. Stop me if you've heard this one!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 85:27

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy looked like they were the ones on Covid Vacation through the first 45-minutes of the match against the San Jose Earthquakes. But why the genuine lack of confidence in the defense? And can the Galaxy get their mojo back in the Mile-High City? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Galaxy's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. And why there seems to be a pattern of "softness" on defense. Can the Galaxy and Greg Vanney make adjustments? Why did Douglas Costa impress in his second-half performance, and why did Kevin Cabral's first assist of the season still leave everyone questioning his finishing? Plus, did Efrain Alvarez's bleached hair lead to another sub-par performance? Hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the first-half collapse and why this pattern will repeat itself until the players start playing with a little more confidence. Can the team psychology be mended before a necessary playoff run? And the lack of infrastructure surrounding the Galaxy's acquisition tools keeps being a problem. So what more do the Galaxy need to do? Unfortunately, they need to have patience. And that's not going to be easy to do. We've got a packed show to ensure you're ready for the match against Colorado. Will the altitude be a welcomed respite from the bright lights at Dignity Health Sports Park? And will a short-handed Galaxy earn some road points against the Rapids?

    Brugman in. Is Lingard next? Rumors, a 4-4-2, and an El Trafico for the Galaxy.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 123:38

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Did you expect an emphatic win over Montreal on Monday night? And did the two-forward set do everything and more for the LA Galaxy? On today's show, we've got a packed schedule. Hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira have 120 minutes of Galaxy-talk on the way for you because there was only one show this week, thanks to some weird game schedules. So on a Wednesday night, we bring you all the hectic Galaxy news you need to know. The guys will start by talking to TheStriker.com's Managing Editor Phil West about how that subscription-based service is coming to Los Angeles. And why they think LA is the perfect place to expand their coverage outside of Texas. Then Josh and Eric want to break down the 4-4-2 and talk about the 4-0 win over Montreal. How did Javier Hernandez and Dejan Joveljic play together? And why will Greg Vanney use that formation sparingly? Plus, did a meeting with Efrain Alvarez point the youngster in the right direction? Will his aggressive game against Montreal be the stepping stone to a longer MLS career? Then the guys want to talk about the transfer rumors that saw Uruguayan defensive midfielder Gaston Brugman sign with the team on Wednesday and why Jesse Lingard rumors aren't fake. But can the Galaxy get him over the line? And is this simply a reaction to LAFC signing Gareth Bale? And Josh will kill some other rumors that have been hanging around while passing down some of the conversations that were had with Vanney over a long sit-down on Saturday afternoon. Finally, Josh and Eric will get you ready for El Trafico on Friday night and tell you why the Galaxy have the least amount of pressure they've had going into one of these games in a while. Can the "mental midgets" finally pressure the Galaxy in a game this year?

    A ticking clock on Chicharito and a game-changing red card for the LA Galaxy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 74:33

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- If you only made it through the first 45-minutes of the LA Galaxy's 3-2 loss to Minnesota United on Wednesday, we're not going to blame you. A 25th-minute red card to Kevin Cabral threw the game- already 1-0 to the visitors- into even greater disarray. But could some positives come out of a second half that was reminiscent of some of the better performances the Galaxy have had this year? Is scoring two goals while down a man enough of a gut check for this team? And has Greg Vanney already lost the team? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and special guest host Nikki Kay (SpectrumSN sports/sideline reporter) want to talk about this wild Galaxy game. Josh and Nikki will start by reminding everyone that the transfer window is open, and Nikki will tell you what Vanney is expecting from a new defensive midfielder. Then it's a deep dive into some of the good and a lot of the bad of the game against Minnesota. What did Nikki see from the sidelines? What reaction did the team provide in the last 45 minutes? And is the clock ticking on Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to start scoring goals and looking dangerous? Then Josh and Nikki want to prepare you for Spectrum's coverage of the July 4th matchup between LA and CF Montreal. Can a Montreal side that just outplayed Seattle falter against a Galaxy team that can't decide if they're good or not? We've got a lot to talk about, and we'll need you to listen along! Thanks for coming to this Corner of the Galaxy!

    LA Galaxy Rumors and Getting Ready for Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 68:01

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It's tough to get excited about the LA Galaxy right now. Even if you still believe this is a good team, it's not always easy to see. And there are plenty of ways you could take the highs and the lows. So with a forced weekend off, it almost feels like the Galaxy got worse by not playing. Although with the loss to USL side Sacramento Republic still hanging over their heads, maybe it was good to get a short break. On today's show, host Josh Guesman (Kevin Baxter is away in Qatar doing World Cup prep) is talking about all the moves around the LA area and why Galaxy fans are tough to please. Josh will update you on quotes from Greg Vanney at training today, tell you why the Galaxy seem more set on two players now in this upcoming window, and why Vanney really wants a defensive midfielder. But does Vanney have a point? During the show, Josh will also talk about the two names that might be headed toward the Galaxy once the transfer window opens and go over the roadblocks to bringing in two international players this summer. Finally, he's getting you ready for the Galaxy's match with Minnesota United on Wednesday night and why this feels like a game the Galaxy should win. But how many times have we said that before? We've got a packed show for you, and we're delighted you decided to come outside, get some fresh air, and just breathe in all this soccer talk!

    Cali-Clasico loses power while the LA Galaxy whimper out of Open Cup.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 79:02

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy will wish they were still on the international break. After surviving the Portland Timbers, surely an energized Galaxy side would be able to handle a lower division Sacramento Republic side. Not so fast. In fact, really slow and plodding. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Christian Miles discuss the many ways the Galaxy failed to meet the intensity of a US Open Cup game that was played just about as perfectly as you could have hoped by USL side Sacramento Republic. What did Greg Vanney see on the night, and why are several players who may have just played themselves out of playing time down the stretch? And what did the loss reveal about the Galaxy's summer needs? Will they be going for a Central Attacking Midfielder (CAM)? And should you be worried about them finding the right piece? Also, Josh and Christian will talk about the postponed Cali-Clasico and the likely reason the Galaxy aren't headed to a different stadium to play this weekend. And surprise... it's about MONEY. We've got a packed show of reaction, analysis, and criticism of a team that doesn't have all the pieces they need and why they should be tired of waiting for other pieces to come around. Let's get you more than 60 minutes of Galaxy-talk. It all starts right now on show no. 950!

    SACHA KLJESTAN: An in-depth interview with the LA Galaxy Midfielder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 45:41

    PODCAST: SACHA KLJESTAN -- An in-depth interview with the LA Galaxy Midfielder - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- He's been around Major League Soccer since 2006. He's a former United States Men's National Team player, has played in Belgium, and is confident this LA Galaxy is a good team -- that still needs to get a lot better. On Friday, June 17, 2022, Josh Guesman packed up the podcast studio and drove up to Dignity Health Sports Park for a 45-minute interview with Galaxy Midfielder Sacha Kljestan. Together, Josh and Sacha will talk about Sacha's rise to a professional soccer player, the differences in mentality between US and European soccer players, and why he took a massive pay cut to stay in Los Angeles and with the Galaxy. And just in case you're expecting someone like Sacha to tell you that giving back that much money was easy, he'll let you know why it wasn't. Enjoy over 45 minutes of soccer talk covering all things LA Galaxy and Sacha Kljestan. Including why he's so comfortable being a spokesperson for any social cause he believes in and why he does it for his kids. And CoG would like to send out a big thank you to Sacha and the LA Galaxy (Vicky Mercado) for setting up and getting us this one-on-one interview.

    Joveljic saves the Galaxy again, while Sacramento wants to prove a point.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 67:26

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are in for a tough week. They had to battle for a draw against a Portland Timbers side that pressed all the right buttons, they have to get ready for a Sacramento Republic team that wants to prove they're MLS ready, and then they'll travel to take on San Jose in the Cali-Clasico. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman (LA Galaxy beat writer) and Kevin Baxter (LA Times Soccer Reporter) discuss the Galaxy's battle against the Timbers and why head coach Greg Vanney probably didn't see the game the same way you did. What did fans make of the combination of Dejan Joevljic and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez? And why was the midfield once again at the center of the post-game discussion? Is the 3-5-2 the solution to everyone's problems? But does that also mean the Galaxy need a central attacking midfielder? Does Vanney want a CAM? Josh and Kevin will walk you through some of the charts that tell the story of the Galaxy through the first 15 games, and they'll whisper about how loud Joveljic is with his scoring streak. Then the guys shift to looking at a stingy Sacramento side led by former LA Galaxy Defender Todd Dunivant. Will the President of the Sacramento Republic make his former club nervous when they come to town playing the exact type of soccer with which the Galaxy have trouble? Josh and Kevin discuss what they see in this game and why this is truly one of the year's biggest games with a chance to be two wins from a major trophy. The show is back and ready to give you all the Galaxy news you need! Let's get ready for the Open Cup!

    Apple, MLS ink worldwide TV deal, the World Cup in LA, and the LA Galaxy get Portland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 82:34

    - 2022 COG T-SHIRTS! BUY NOW! http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Los Angeles will be home to the World Cup in 2026. So you should probably start saving your money now! On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the LA Galaxy and all the worldwide news Major League Soccer is making. Quite honestly, this show isn't short! Josh and Eric will start by discussing Los Angeles and SoFi Stadium winning the right to host some World Cup games in 2026 with a small surprise that it's now less than four years away. In fact, the World Cup would be upon us already if it wasn't going to be held this winter. The guys also want to talk about some strange marketing that the Galaxy are doing while welcoming country superstar Carrie Underwood to the sho... Will the Galaxy use that Carry Underwood money for a CAM? Let's discuss. But the bulk of the show will be spent breaking down the league-shifting TV deal that will see Apple get more than 900 MLS games that you'll be able to subscribe to with no blackouts no matter where you are in the world. Does this mean death to the mythical casual fan? Is this a smart move for a league that will be at 30 teams ten years down the road? And what does a minimum guaranteed contract mean? Then, Josh and Eric will update you on things Greg Vanney said at training and why that means the Galaxy are making a midfield addition this summer. Finally, the guys will get you ready for a game the Galaxy should win. LA hosts the Portland Timbers on Saturday, and if the Galaxy want to be that comfortable playoff team they should be, they win this game relatively easily. And that should make you nervous. Join us for almost 90 minutes of Galaxy-talk. We're delighted that you're joining us!

    LA Galaxy Needs, More Joveljic, and the "second half" of the season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 64:11

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP 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? We've got a packed show ready for your listening and viewing pleasure. So let's get started.

    Josh is back, the Galaxy are still on a break, and a stoppage-time winner from Herb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 76:18

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Josh was on a Vacation. And now, Josh is back. The LA Galaxy, however, are still on an international break. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira get you caught up on their thoughts ranging from the come-from-behind win against Austin FC and some International Break musings as well. First, Josh wants to update Eric on his vacation. Or maybe we should call it a "work trip." How big was the snake? And how tired is Josh? Then Josh wants to get his thoughts on the win over Austin- a game that feels like it was months ago- and why Greg Vanney got it all right or wrong. And either way, it probably doesn't matter. Because Dejan Joveljic is on fire, and he could be the weapon that gets the Galaxy to the postseason. Plus, what does it say that the Galaxy's most dominant victories both came against teams that like to attack? How much of counter-attacking team are the Galaxy, and why are they masquerading as a possession-based team. And yes, the Galaxy pass the ball a lot. But most importantly, the podcast is back, which means many charts, some mild shenanigans, and a 95th-minute winner from Herb!

    Domination. The one where the LA Galaxy knock LAFC out of the Cup.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 73:26

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Are you surprised? Maybe you shouldn't be. And maybe you should be. After all, the LA Galaxy dominated LAFC like no other team they've played all year. It was the total performance from start to finish and significantly raised the bar as to what you should expect from this team. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou discuss the Galaxy's 3-1 victory over LAFC and why there are standout performances across the board. Why did Raheem Edwards cement himself as an El Trafico legend after this game? Why did Kevin Cabral finally find everything clicking? And why was Sam Grandsir Josh's man of the match? We've got 60+ minutes of Galaxy-talk that will cover the broadcast details of the game and why it was called from Florida, and why Joe Tutino was even invited to call the game with Max Bretos. Josh and Sophie will also discuss the after-match confrontations. Did you like things being physical in this game? And are you now convinced of the power of the El Trafico? Is this rivalry real enough for everyone? Finally, Josh and Sophie will tell you the Galaxy's path to the US Open Cup and why the club is now firmly in the "win it" column. Plus, they'll get you ready for the last game before the break! Austin FC are invading Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, and it's going to be another tough match. As always, thanks for joining us, and enjoy some time off as Josh takes a break for a couple of shows.

    Home isn't where the heart is for the LA Galaxy. And they're limping into El Trafico.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 89:09

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The Texas teams are having their way with the LA Galaxy. First, it was Dallas who hung three goals on the Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park. And on Sunday, it was Houston's turn to take the Galaxy for three goals. So what's the problem? Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter have a long free-flowing discussion about the Galaxy's struggles against Houston and why it doesn't seem to matter the lineup. The Galaxy have a chance creating problem that only appears to be solved with Victory Vazquez on the field. And then they have a finishing problem as well. The guys want to dive into the rotated lineup and why Dejan Joveljic was one of the better players on the field for LA. And why Efrain Alvarez is causing all sorts of issues for Greg Vanney. Plus, why does Vanney think there should be a dedicated defensive midfielder. And why he thinks creation will come from Mark Delgado if he gets that. Did Delgado do that in Toronto? But does all this go away if the Galaxy can advance in the US Open Cup past LAFC on Wednesday night? And while LAFC are coming off a win in Columbus, they haven't exactly been setting the world on fire in their last three games either. We've got an extra-long show to get you ready for another El Trafico and discuss the Galaxy's problems that aren't going away anytime soon.

    MLSPA Salary Dump, signs of life in Minnesota, and LA Galaxy ready for Houston

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 81:03

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- If you were frustrated by the LA Galaxy and their first 60 minutes of play against Minnesota, you weren't alone. But what changed in the second half that made the Galaxy the better team? On today's show, host Josh Guesman is here to talk some Galaxy, and MLS Soccer School is in session. Josh will start by diving into the 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Wednesday night and talk about a lineup with Douglas Costa, Sam Grandsir, and Kevin Cabral should have been more dangerous. And where did Costa go in the first half, and why was he so much better in the second half? The offense also showed its first signs of life in a couple of games. Can that be attributed to Victor Vazquez and Sacha Kljestan? Or is that about Cabral and Rayan Raveloson leaving the field? But unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Major League Soccer Players Association released the first of two salary dumps for every player in MLS. That means we can take a look at the Galaxy roster and give you some background behind a plethora of raises and why we can't calculate the salary cap (budget) for any MLS team. And the league likes it that way. Finally, Josh will look ahead to Sunday's game with the Houston Dynamo, which has the Galaxy as HUGE favorites, according to our favorite website. So do the signs of life from the offense carry over to Sunday? Will Kljestan and Vazquez be back to spur on the offense? And does Vanney need to make a decision on Costa, Cabral, and Grandsir?

    No one in the stadium believed the Galaxy were going to score three goals. And that's a problem.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 71:51

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Losing to FC Dallas 3-1 at home is no way to win over a crowd waiting for a reason to cheer. With long lines to get into the stadium in both the parking lot and entrance gates, the LA Galaxy were already burning goodwill. But to come out flat against a Dallas side that was intent on destroying you and having no reaction? That's not how playoff teams are made. And it's not how Champions react. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter want to break down the loss to Dallas. And even when the defense gives up three goals, the main focus will be on the offense. Because the Galaxy have proven to be a good defensive team, but they haven't proven to be a good offensive team. Josh and Kevin will talk about Boxing's big day at Dignity Health Sports Park and why the stadium over-extended itself. And why, if you were one of the people scrambling to get inside the stadium, you would have done better staying outside? And if Chicharito is slumping and bringing on Dejan Joveljic doesn't change anything, then you need to look at how you put them in the best positions. So who is going to make the angling balls, and who is going to make the run dictate the pass? The games are coming fast and furious now. The Galaxy will play Minnesota United midweek, Houston over the weekend, LAFC next week in the Open Cup, and then close out the month with Austin. So how does Vanney manage that stretch of games? And do the Galaxy have a problem winning the big games -- winning those that will move them up the standings? We've got a great show for you today. And you're going to want to catch every single word!

    Midweek El Trafico's and an uncomfortable matchup with Dallas for the LA Galaxy.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 72:09

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Were you embarrassed by the LA Galaxy and their victory over a third division team? Or is it part of the magic of the cup - surviving these early rounds to get to the games that actually matter? And what happens when a US Open Cup midweek game in May just became the most crucial game of the month for the Galaxy? We're telling you why a US Open Cup El Trafico will be the biggest game in the country. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira want to get you ready for FC Dallas this weekend. But in order to do that, they'll need to tell you about the victory over California United Strikers and about the wacky Open Cup draw that now sees the Galaxy just four games from a trophy. The guys will start with the almost expectedly flat performance against a third division team and why Greg Vanney had the entire team at a small field in Orange County to witness a 3-2 win. But when Josh and Eric look at the matchup with FC Dallas, do they see an even game? Or do they see a game that might give Dallas an edge? Will it be the battle of two great defenses? Or is Dallas relying on their offense on top of having a really solid defense? This could be an ugly game. And if it is ugly, is that because the Galaxy are taking Dallas out of their game? We've got a packed show on a Thursday night. And we're thrilled you could join us!

    Winning Ugly. The Galaxy are turning the beautiful game upside down.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 65:18

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Are the LA Galaxy winning ugly? Or do they make teams play ugly because they're a formidable defensive challenge? Coming off of a 1-0 victory over one of Major League Soccer's top-ranked offenses, the Galaxy are creating their own defensive identity. And that means things aren't always going to look so pretty. But does that mean you can't be concerned about the offense? Because you probably should be. Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's win over Austin against a team that hadn't been beaten at home all year. What do the 19 points from 10 games mean? And do you feel like there's some sustainability to the defensive record? Josh and Kevin will discuss the faltering Galaxy offense and why Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Douglas Costa, Efrain Alvarez, and Kevin Cabral all need to find the back of the net. And Josh will name a Galaxy player that doesn't get enough crap for not sticking the ball into the back of the net and could have seen the Galaxy easily walk past Austin. Plus, the guys will talk about the US Open Cup match with Cal United Strikers on Wednesday and tell you who's making an appearance for Galaxy, who hasn't been seen at the stadium for a very long time. Here's a hint: it starts with a "T" and ends with a "wizzle." If you know, you know. The guys have a packed show tonight, and they're delighted you took time out of your Monday night to talk some Galaxy with them!

    LA Galaxy add Gasper, and get ready for a very hot Austin.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 74:19

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- In a bit of a surprise move, the LA Galaxy added left-back Chase Gasper on Thursday, just as the transfer window closed until the summer. Hosts Josh Guesman and Christian Miles discuss the newest addition to the roster and discuss the positional flexibility the "pure left-back" brings to a Galaxy team that needs depth at the position. Plus, what did Greg Vanney say about Jorge Villafana and the recovery he's still trying to make? The news on that front isn't good. Josh and Christian will also talk about the Galaxy's slow play over the last three games and forecast that it will have to end against their Sunday opponents, Austin FC. What will the Galaxy likely do and not do against the highest-scoring offense in the league? And will this be a perfect game for the Galaxy to stretch their legs and run a team into the ground? We've got a packed show for you, and Josh literally got off the plane and ran to record this show. So if he falls asleep during it, blame Texas BBQ. Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. We appreciate all you do to bring kids into the world and teach them soccer! Right?

    Creativity? The Galaxy need Vazquez back, Grandsir as a starter, and a lot more of Joveljic.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 77:46

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy came out flat against Real Salt Lake on Saturday afternoon. The lack of creativity in this lineup is starting to show itself. And while Kevin Cabral had been firmly in the crosshairs before this game, he cemented his position and started to drag Douglas Costa and Efrain Alvarez with him. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's lack of creativity and why they think this club will need something different. Either that's getting Victor Vazquez back and healthy or by going out and grabbing a CAM in the summer transfer window. But like so much of this early season, this show will revolve around Cabral's inability to make an impact on the game and why Dejan Joveljic is the hot hand that needs more playing time. Will Vanney's defensive balance be thrown away by the club in favor of more scoring? Or does it make more sense to get Joveljic minutes in place of the biggest goal-scoring threat for the Galaxy? What do you make of two Designated Players that are injury prone and two Designated Players that have shown relatively little in the way of production in the goals or assists category? We've got an entire show of discussions on formations, chances created, and expected goals — all hoping to get the best players on the field for LA. Thanks for joining us!

    Who are the Galaxy afraid of? It shouldn't be Real Salt Lake.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 75:37

    PODCAST: Who are the Galaxy afraid of? It shouldn't be Real Salt Lake. - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Have your views on the LA Galaxy shifted? Is there any team that the Galaxy should be afraid of? And looking at the schedule, do you see anyone who should cause the Galaxy problems? Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are back to discuss the Galaxy's psychological change and why you should be feeling confident heading into their match with Real Salt Lake this weekend. They guys will start by continuing the Dejan Joveljic conversation. They'll play audio from Greg Vanney that gives his side of the Joveljic debate, and they'll talk about Kevin Cabral's benching and why it should probably continue. Plus, there's more tactical talk regarding the slight shift in formation that Vanney made against Nashville. Josh and Eric will also discuss the Galaxy's Open Cup game and why it should be a fantastic time in a small stadium. So maybe try to be on your best behavior? It's not every day in the United States we get these kinds of experiences. And the guys will also talk about a nearly $30 bowl of chicken and waffle fries that has Twitter a-stir. Is the food too expensive at the stadium? Are you simply a captive audience. Are you being milked by the Galaxy? Finally, Josh and Eric will get you ready for the Galaxy's match against Real Salt Lake. They're a team that is hard to figure out. Will the Galaxy be playing against the team that lost 6-0 to New York City? Or against the team that lost to a lower level in the Open Cup? Or the team that just drew Portland and has beaten Nashville? We've got a great show for you. And as always, we're so thankful you decided to join us!

    The Shouts for Dejan get louder. The Galaxy grind out a win over Nashville.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 72:07

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- In one of the more exciting moments of the LA Galaxy's young season, second-half substitute Dejan Joveljic scored the game-winner against Nashville SC just four minutes from full-time. But there's a bigger question being asked of Greg Vanney. And like usual, that question revolves around Kevin Cabral and how he can justify playing a winger who seems incapable of scoring for a forward who's a pure finisher. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the issue now firmly in Vanney's hands and their takes on it. Josh and Kevin will also lean heavily into formation talk and analytics as they explain Vanney's reasoning behind the faith in Cabral and why the Galaxy's defense is more important than the Galaxy's offense right now. Plus, why is Sega Coulibaly the biggest surprise of the season, and how come he didn't get the "Team of the Week" nod over Williams? There's also some talk of Douglas Costa playing in a central attacking role and why this formation worked against a Nashville team that seemed allergic to possession and counter-attacking. Exactly how much possession did the Galaxy have in the second half? We've got a great show lined up for you that covers many different topics surrounding the Galaxy's win and their now eight games into the league. Are you a believer in the Galaxy's defense? And are you worried about the defense? As always, thanks for joining us on this very fun podcast. Can the Galaxy keep an undefeated streak in April with one game left?

    Under the bright lights, Galaxy should be careful with Nashville - Open Cup Recap & Draw

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 65:30

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are in for a huge test when Nashville SC comes to town for the very first time in their short history. It's under the lights at Dignity Health Sports Park, which means we're expecting fireworks! Your host Josh Guesman is joined by special co-host Spectrum SportsNet Galaxy sideline reporter Nikki Kay. Nikki makes her way back to the podcast in hosting duties for the second time and the first time in 2022. Josh and Nikki want to get you through the big takeaways from this week in Galaxy news. And they're going to start with the win in the US Open Cup. The San Diego Loyal put together a good showing against a Galaxy team that saw a couple of regulars in the mostly B-Team lineup. But Greg Vanney might have some explaining to do when Chicharito made an appearance deep into the second half. Are you okay with Vanney taking the Open Cup very seriously? And do you worry about the legs of certain players after the midweek tussle with Landon Donovan's side? Nikki will also update you on the Galaxy's media availability from today. And both Josh and Nikki will tell you what to expect from the Open Cup's next round and where the Galaxy will be off to (Irvine). Finally, your hosts will get you ready for the invasion from Nashville. Why is Dave Romney a threat to his old team? Why is Nashville more balanced than they've ever been? And why could the Galaxy exploit some speed and some shotty set-piece defending? We've got a bunch to cover on today's show. And we're delighted Nikki could join us. But we're ecstatic that you chose us to get you ready for this weekend.

    Stop Sleeping on the Defense, Kevin! Galaxy battle anti-soccer Chicago.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 67:26

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy played an ugly game against the Chicago Fire. No one should talk you out of that analysis. And if they do talk you out of it, have their sight checked. But you also can't simply dismiss what was a gutsy performance, played in challenging conditions, against a team that wanted to play anti-soccer more than score goals. So does that make you feel any better? Probably not. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's 0-0 draw with the Fire and discuss what this does for momentum and what it means in the long term. Are the Galaxy capable of being that no. 1 team? Or are they shrinking from every challenge at the top? Josh and Kevin both have very different views of what happened at Soldier Field, and the majority of this podcast will be them arguing about that. It's fun! But the guys are also talking about their live event on Saturday, the news that Michael Stephens is returning to the club as a Director of Scouting, and they're discussing the Galaxy's new local TV deal. Plus, there's a little focus on Landon Donovan's return to Los Angeles when his San Diego Loyal take on the Galaxy in their Open Cup match on Tuesday night. Is all the press on LA? Finally, the guys are cleaning up all the loose ends on Galaxy news and getting you pointed in the direction of Nashville on Saturday night. Can the Galaxy return to their winning ways against another solidly defensive team? We've got a great show all lined up for you. We hope you enjoy it.

    LIVE from the LA Galaxy Soccer Complex (Torrance, CA). Pregaming Chicago vs LA Galaxy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 61:54

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Today's show came from a live show at the Grand Opening of the LA Galaxy Soccer Complex in Torrance, CA. Hosts Josh Guesman, Christian Miles, and Kevin Baxter discuss the LA Galaxy before their match with the Chicago Fire. Together, the guys discuss the Galaxy's quick start, how they're playing, and what they expect down the road. They also talk about players to watch for and what the game that took place immediately after the show might bring. We want to send out a big thank you to the LA Galaxy for inviting us out to the event. We're glad that we could meet so many of you, and hopefully, some of you are already new listeners!

    Windy City will be windy. Galaxy looking for three in a row against stingy Chicago.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 77:01

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- After an emotional and physical win in El Trafico, the LA Galaxy must crash back down to earth. They'll take on the Chicago Fire on Saturday in a game that could extend a very long streak for the Galaxy. Hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira are back to get you ready for that road game and catch you up on some Galaxy news and media calls you need to know before watching Saturday's game. Josh and Eric will start by hyping Saturday's live show. Josh and friends (Kevin Baxter, Christian Miles, and Sophie Nicolaou) will be out at the LA Galaxy Sports Complex for the LA Galaxy Block Party in Torrance for a special live show from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Then they're going to stick around for the watch party where the Galaxy will take on the Fire. The guys will update you on where you can watch the game on Saturday and talk about why that's even a thing just two days from the local broadcast debut. Plus, there's an August 3rd money grab that needs to be explained. We'll tell you why the Galaxy will get to make history at SoFi stadium and why everyone should be concerned about the security implications of putting four powerful fan groups into the same stadium for a double-header. Are you going to SoFi? And should the Galaxy play an A-team lineup? And what does this have to do with future El Trafico's and the 2026 World Cup? Finally, the guys will get you caught up on the joint media call and what you can expect from a defensively sound Chicago side that isn't going to want to give an inch to the questionable Galaxy offense. We've got a packed show for you ahead of a big weekend for the club. As always, thanks for joining us!

    Galaxy saved in El Trafico by max-effort players and VAR

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 87:24

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- You always know it will be wild. And you always know the game's outcome is going to be unpredictable. It's wild and unpredictable. That's El Trafic in a single sentence. But were you prepared for Saturday night's finish? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the LA Galaxy win over LAFC and why a derby game is always going to be about who wanted it more. The guys will start by talking about their experience pregame and why they ate so much excellent food! We're looking at you, AFJA, and Vegan Hooligans! But the real exciting part of El Trafico started before kickoff. With a packed stadium, the Galaxy had a flyover and a wicked coin-toss laugh by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. Why was Hernandez laughing at Carlos Vela? Plus, Sam Grandsir, Raheem Edwards, Kelvin Leerdam, and others laid it all on the line against LAFC. And it almost fell apart. Why did Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney use five subs? Why did he take Araujo out? Why was the network passing chart so messed up without Mark Delgado? And who was mostly at fault for the Galaxy not getting that third goal? And don't you worry. There will be plenty of talking about the VAR call at the end. In fact, it's funny that it's mentioned so much because it was one of the most straightforward calls they could have made. And anyone arguing against it wants you to ignore two offside players both getting shots at the goal so that the injustice can wrongly be flipped to the Galaxy? Do we have your attention now? Finally, we'll get you updated on our Live Show at the LA Galaxy's Block Party (join us on Saturday), discuss the Galaxy's Open Cup game against San Diego, and discuss what the Galaxy is running into in Chicago this weekend.

    El Trafico. Chicharito. LA Galaxy. Saturday.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 83:31

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It's a time-honored tradition at this point. The LA Galaxy are hosting the first El Trafico of the 2022 season, and Chicharito is rounding into form. But with LAFC undefeated in their first five games, are they the most significant threat they've ever been? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicholaou discuss one of the season's biggest games. And this year, it starts at Dignity Health Sports Park, with the Galaxy missing a key piece of their midfield. Josh and Sophie will get you caught up on the Galaxy news that dropped throughout the week. That includes a special chance to hang out with the podcast on April 16th. Stay tuned for more details. Your hosts discuss Disciplinary Committee decisions regarding Mark Delgado and why the Galaxy are absolutely targeting a center-back who is currently playing for Watford. But with eight CB's on the roster right now? Do the Galaxy have a hoarding problem? And why are we sure they're interested? Plus, Josh and Sophie want to compare and contrast the leadership differences between Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez. Can what we observe from the outside be what is happening behind closed doors? Does Vela even like people? Finally, there's some in-depth conversation regarding the El Trafico. We'll throw a ton of stats your way, talk about the lack of experience with actual El Trafico's on the Galaxy side and tell you why Kevin Cabral is the key to unlocking the Galaxy's defense -- again! It's the most electric rivalry in Los Angeles, and treating it differently would be crazy. So when is the game moving to SoFi? We've got a great show for you, and we hope you stay safe and smart as you make your way to the stadium on Saturday!

    Chaos, Red Cards, an LA Galaxy win, and Chicharito making defenders look bad

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 70:34

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy got a 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon in one of the craziest, most unpredictable games (in a bad way) in recent memory. But Chicharito is scoring goals, and the Galaxy did things they wouldn't have done in 2021. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the win over the Timbers, talk about some pregame activities that didn't make the broadcast, and start to get you ready for the first El Trafico of 2022. The guys will start with their recap of the Galaxy's win in Portland and how Efrain Alvarez stepped up to create enough offense while Sam Grandsir, Kevin Cabral, and Chicharito all made the Timbers pay for some lax defense and bad fouls. Plus, Josh will tell you why not knowing what a foul was in this game led to the Galaxy getting a red card, Portland getting a red card, and the second half being the least predictable match in MLS over the weekend. And the players, coaches, and other officials all knew it! Josh and Kevin will then break down some of the charts that explain where the Galaxy are through five games and why we're cautiously watching what Chicharito is doing in 2022. And that drumbeat gets louder for Mexico's all-time goal scorer to join up with them for Qatar 2022. Will Tata finally relent? Finally, the guys talk about the addition of Preston Judd to the first team roster and why Greg Vanney is making that move now. Are you ready for the Galaxy to take on LAFC? We'll tell you about the white-out in the stadium for Saturday and other team news you need to know. Join us for 60-plus minutes of Galaxy-talk on a Monday night. You won't be disappointed.

    The Galaxy get ready for the Portland Timbers. Happy Zlatan Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 79:32

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Do you remember where you were four years ago today? Well, if you listen to this podcast regularly, there's a good chance that you were at the Stadium four years ago watching the craziest game in MLS history unfold. And in less than 20 minutes of total time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced himself to the United States, Los Angeles, the LA Galaxy, and the world. Zlatan was back. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Miracle on March 31st, discuss Zlatan's impact on the world that day, and ultimately how that 2018 team didn't make the playoffs. But it's not about living in the past. It's all about acknowledging the biggest goal in MLS history and what the Stadium felt like on that day. Josh and Eric will then dive into Greg Vanney's media call today. They'll get you updated on the health status of Douglas Costa and why his injury certainly shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Also, they'll listen to Vanney talk about the two-forward system and why Dejan Joveljic needs time to find a balance with Chicharito. But do you believe that Vanney is telling the truth about how the Galaxy would need to cede possession if Chicharito and Joveljic played together? Or is there more to this? Finally, the guys get you ready for a difficult start to April and why winning in Portland would go a long way to stabilizing the Galaxy ahead of some challenging games. Will Portland invite the Galaxy to have possession? Will this be a repeat of the Galaxy's losses to Seattle and Orlando? What needs to change to make the Galaxy as dangerous of a team as some statisticians say? We'll talk about it all in 80-minutes of Galaxy-talk! Thanks for joining us!

    Trapped in my shorts - A Cautionary LA Galaxy Tale

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 59:10

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are working through the off-week and now have their sites set on the Portland Timbers. But this Sunday's game will first have to see some international players return. And if we're being honest, a couple of them should be getting regular call-ups and playing time, especially for Mexico. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter look at two players who should have a more significant role with El Tri but currently don't. And they look at how that could benefit the Galaxy if it all fell into place. But will Julian Araujo flourish under Tata Martino, or will he continue to ride the bench? And is the pressure getting to him? Have we seen that with both the Galaxy and Mexico? Plus, is Mexico making the same mistake as Jurgen Klinsmann and Sweden? Are they letting their pride keep them from capturing the last competitive breaths of one of their country's greatest goal-scorers? So what does Javier Hernandez need to do with the Galaxy to get Tata's attention? Josh and Kevin will also dive into the Galaxy's demanding schedule, tell you why the Galaxy still don't have a TV deal they've told us about yet, and why there are three or four pretenders above the playoff line in the Western Conference. And the Galaxy might be one of them. We've got a packed show tonight, and we're moving at an unusually quick clip. So buckle up for the return of CoG after a relaxing Thursday off!

    A tale of two Kevins in a Galaxy loss - Neither is a Baxter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 67:00

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are getting really good at dominating a game only to lose it. And while there's some criticism of the defense, we think the offense needs to kick it into gear more than the defense. And Kevin Cabral, FINISH YOUR CHANCES! Kevin Baxter is away for World Cup Qualifying on today's show, so it's up to Josh Guesman to hold down the show all by himself. Josh will start by talking about pupusas and what an absolutely gorgeous Saturday we were all having until the Galaxy ruined it. The grass looked terrific, the white uniforms sparkled, and it was just the perfect situation to get a win and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Well, that ended in the 9th minute. Was it a defensive breakdown? Yes. Was the defense the problem on Saturday? No. Josh will tell you why Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez couldn't score and why Kevin Cabral was the Galaxy's best player! Also, why Kevin Cabral was the Galaxy's worst player. And it's probably important to gain some perspective on where the Galaxy were last year and what they're doing in the first four games. Plus, Josh will get you audio from Greg Vanney's post-game press call where he focuses on "patience" and what he sees Cabral doing during games. Are you ready to be done with the Cabral experiment? And if you are, who do you place in his spot? Can Vanney be trusted to get the best out of Cabral? And does he have an end to his patience? Finally, Josh will lay out the upcoming schedule for next month and tell you why it doesn't get any easier. In fact, it gets soooooo much harder! Stats, game recap, Victor Vazquez losing his left foot. This pod has it all!

    Two Patos are too many! LA Galaxy take on Orlando.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 75:53

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are on the rebound. After losing to Seattle last weekend, they're entirely focused on Orlando City and that pesky little Pato they bring. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou are getting you ready for Saturday's early game and telling what else is happening around your Galaxy. Josh will talk with LA Galaxy II head coach Yoann Damet about the double-header coming up on Saturday. And why it's one of your few chances to see G2 play in front of a crowd at home. But the real focus of the show will be on the open media availability on Wednesday and what we learned from a pretty intense day for the Galaxy. Is Vanney ramping this team up to find fitness and reliability? Or is he trying to break bad habits with a lot of hard work? Is the answer both? You'll hear from Vanney and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who talks about playing on concrete and watching the playoffs from his couch. There's some excellent audio there. Finally, Josh and Sophie want to discuss the Galaxy's game against Orlando City and why it might be Kevin Cabral's turn to show some leadership. Can the Galaxy counter the counter? Can the Galaxy control a team that wants control? And can the Galaxy defend a team that might be shaky on defense? We've got a great show lined up for you as you get ready for a big weekend game! Thanks for joining us!

    Galaxy outplay Seattle, but Araujo hits a low point

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 65:04

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Did it feel like this last year? When the LA Galaxy played some of their biggest games and always came up short? Did it feel like that again on Saturday when the Galaxy dominated a Seattle Sounders team but got nothing for it? And did the defense regress back to last year? Is it all too familiar? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's 3-2 loss of the Seattle Sounders. The guys will start with the basics, but there are some fundamental questions about the defense and why it broke down in three set-piece opportunities. And yes, we're counting the penalty kick as a set-piece breakdown. And while defense is a team game, there's one individual who bears a lot of the brunt of the collapses -- and that's Julian Araujo. He's mentioned in all three goals and can be directly be blamed for the first two. So what's happening to the wonderkid? And is it a bigger problem to worry about or something he can work through? Is the pressure from Mexico, and those huge expectations, finally getting to him? Or has a more talented Araujo just not figured out how to put it all together in the first three games? And should Greg Vanney be looking to change things up and sit Araujo? Plus, the Galaxy's offense is second in shots but much further down the list in goals. While possession is generating the chances, are the Galaxy missing too many good looks at goal. And who needs to put them in the back of the net? Kevin Cabral is undoubtedly someone to focus on. But Chicharito is also an excellent place to look for more. We've got a fun show with a lot of analysis from the Galaxy's loss, so join us for some Galaxy-talk and see what we got right and what we got wrong!

    The LA Galaxy, Seattle's Plastic Grass, and special guest Eriq Zavaleta

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 70:23

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy made it a busy Thursday when they announced defender Eriq Zavaleta as the newest addition to the 2022 Galaxy. And we're fortunate enough to have Eriq on our show today. Hosts Josh Guesman and Christian Miles welcome Zavaleta to the show and talk about coming to Los Angeles, seeing the sun regularly, and getting the keys to Greg Vanney's car. Plus, they'll discuss the differences of a championship team and why he sees some of those building blocks with the Galaxy. Then the guys will jump into the Galaxy's current roster and why adding a sixth center back might have been a smart move. Especially at the price point he's likely to be coming in at. But with only two roster spots, what does Vanney have in mind? And why is one of the spots depth at right-back after some bad injury news on Jorge Villafaña? Josh and Christian will also talk about Julian Araujo's humanitarian award and why that doesn't conflict with his hard-nosed on-field persona. Plus, there's a little talk about LA Galaxy II, the start of their season, and why you probably won't be going to their games this year. Finally, the guys are getting you ready for a challenging game against a Seattle Sounders side that may have just found their form. Can the Galaxy get another win to start the season? Another shutout? We've got a packed show for you today, and we're delighted you could join us!

    LA Galaxy Ruin Charlotte's Party. Alvarez and defense draw early interest.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 69:47

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- A hush came across the largest crowd in a Major League Soccer game on Saturday night. And the reason for that hush was Efrain Alvarez. So is this the sign that Alvarez should finally be given the freedom to start? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the LA Galaxy win over Charlotte FC on Saturday night in front of nearly 75,000 people. But there are other topics to cover. They're going to talk some offense, some defense, and whether or not Julian Araujo is a believer in the darkest of arts. Josh and Kevin will start by applauding the effort and the result from the 1-0 win over Charlotte on Saturday. They're going to talk about Alvarez and his wonder-striker and why it's not like we haven't seen this movie before. Does that mean we need to see him starting? Does the injury to Vazquez put Vanney in a position to reward the 19-year-old? And how does Alvarez's game change when he's a starter? Plus, the Galaxy lead the league in shots and key passes, but they've only seen two goals hit the back of the net in 2022. Are you worried that Chicharito, Cabral, and Costa aren't producing? And how much does Cabral shoulder the blame for the poor finishing? But there's a bigger question about Cabral. Are the Galaxy not finding their Young DP? And the defense has been the standout through 180 minutes. What have Julian Araujo, Raheem Edwards, Nick DePuy, and Sega Coulibaly been able to do this season? And why are they the key to success? Finally, Josh raises questions about Eriq Zavaleta, Sergio Ramos, and Julian Araujo. And then he talks about charts. It's a pretty standard Monday. But the Galaxy could be on their way to club history.

    Help the Galaxy design a kit and an unpredictable Charlotte match

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 90:01

    - SOCCER WEARHOUSE: http://wwwsoccerwearhouse.com - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are riding high after a win on Sunday. But they're flying into one of the most unpredictable situations you could find. They're about to face 75,000 fans in Charlotte, and there's just no way to prepare for that. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira discuss the Galaxy news you need to know before Saturday's MASSIVE match. The guys will start by zeroing in on the club's request for input on the 2024 kit. So they do the only reasonable thing and, along with the chat room, fill out the survey and try to read behind the questions. Are the Galaxy looking at changing the crest? Are the Galaxy looking at changing their primary colors? And why does it seem like some of these questions are traps? Tell the guys where they went wrong! Next, Josh and Eric will talk about the LA Galaxy II roster and what injuries and suspensions you can expect this weekend. Will Derrick Williams be available on the turf in Charlotte? And what fun charts can Josh find to tell you that the Galaxy have a chance to do something they've only done five times in their history. But will they do it? Plus, there was a hugely important anonymous survey that The Athletic did while talking to 21 of the league's 28 "Chief Soccer Officers" about what they think of different teams and people around the league. The Galaxy don't get mentioned enough... and that's a problem. And when they do get mentioned... it isn't good. Finally, the guys get ready for a Charlotte FC side that didn't deserve to lose to DC United by a score of 3-0. So just how much better will they play in front of the largest crowd in MLS history? We've got nearly 90 minutes of Galaxy-talk. So let's get you ready for Saturday's big match!

    The world is your Pupusa - LA Galaxy outlast NYCFC and get poached by Chicharito.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 80:31

    - SOCCER WEARHOUSE: http://wwwsoccerwearhouse.com - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- It always feels good to end week 1 with three points! The fact that the LA Galaxy were able to stubbornly outplay New York City FC in the 90th-minute also means something. And the beers flying, the people screaming, and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez firing up his teammates also means something. It's not all nothing. On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the Galaxy's victory over NYCFC, and talk about the individual performances that both impressed and left us answering some questions. The guys will start with the pregame activities that saw them shoveling in the pupusas, leading into their observations of the Galaxy's play. Plus, Josh will get too upset that the Galaxy didn't do a formation lineup -- he doesn't like lists. Raheem Edwards was one of the big stars on the afternoon, which led to one of the best goals from a "poacher" you'll see. But Chicharito didn't just beat Maxime Chanot with his fake; he had a reason behind it. Plus, Kevin will dive into the psyche behind Javier Hernandez's Galaxy transformation. And why the guy who is always smiling and always laughing is taking his stint in LA as seriously as anyone. The guys will also discuss the likely suspension of Julian Araujo and why his time with the Galaxy could be shorter than fans want. If Araujo does get tossed for the next couple of games and then goes off to play for Mexico, will he be missing too much time? Finally, Josh and Kevin dive into the Sergio Ramos rumors and tell you why they're possible. They'll even hint at the game plan for getting him. But is that probable? We've got a packed show that covers many of the angles from Sunday's win. And we're delighted you could join us!

    Pupusas, New York City, and a fresh start for the LA Galaxy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 82:24

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- This is it! The 2022 season starts on Sunday! The LA Galaxy are planning on a full-capacity crowd (one of the first since the pandemic began in 2020), and the club will do everything it can to make New York City FC's first regular-season game since winning MLS Cup an uncomfortable affair. Your hosts for today's show, Josh Guesman and Eric Vieira, want to get you ready for everything you can experience before the game, at the stadium, and during the game. Josh and Eric will start by updating you on a former LA Galaxy II player, Jorge Hernandez, who was playing his football in Ukraine. And how he's on his way back to the United States. The guys will also make sure you're prepared for Soccerfest. Will you be getting a quasar haircut? Or maybe you're interested in schooling an eMLS player at FIFA? Or perhaps you're interested in pushing Josh out of line for pupusas? The guys will also get you through the busy league schedule for the weekend and tell you which game you should be watching on Saturday! But there's also some coverage of the Galaxy's in-person media availability and why Greg Vanney doesn't really want to create some confusion at right back. And will Douglas Costa start? The guys have an argument for that situation, and Josh will try and convince you as to why the formation won't really matter. Finally, Eric and Josh will get you ready for New York City FC's invasion of Dignity Health Sports Park. And tell you why FiveThirtyEight doesn't think the Galaxy really stand a chance against the defending MLS champions. Are you ready for 34 games of excitement? Are the Galaxy a better team than last year? Where will they finish? The good news is that they'll start answering all those questions on Sunday.

    Now, they all count! Galaxy draw with DC, and try and fix the defense before Opening Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 72:11

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are all done with the preseason. And on Sunday, with New York City FC marching into the stadium, they'll know that everything they do until October has real-world ramifications for how they finish the season. So are they ready? Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter detail the Galaxy's 2-2 draw with DC United and why they probably put themselves in a position to have to pick someone who was just waiting in the wings. Josh will start by going over what he saw from the press box with the Galaxy's "disjointed" play against DC United. He'll talk about the team's best strength -- counter-attacking -- and why Greg Vanney is pinning the entire success of the season on the Galaxy's weakest point, their defense. So what have the Galaxy done to make their defense better? And why are they in a position to need someone like Eriq Zavaleta? And is Zavaleta even the answer for a club that is sorely missing their second starter? Josh and Kevin will also discuss availability for Douglas Costa, Victor Vazquez, Derrick Williams, and Sega Coulibaly. They'll get you updated on the biggest successes of the preseason and who won the golden sandal. But before the night is over, they'll also give you updates on the Galaxy's TV deal, why the league is only planning on charter flights for some of the season, and much more. Plus, we've written down our predictions, so that means we're ready to be proven wrong by the success and failures of the Galaxy. Where did we get it right? And where did we get it wrong? We've got a packed show for you on a Monday night. And it just feels like real soccer is in the air! Are you ready for the opening game of the season?

    An LA Galaxy dress rehearsal, redemption season, and Araujo conspiracy theories

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 65:42

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- We're just ten days from starting the 2022 season. And we've got some major LA Galaxy storylines that need to be discussed! On today's show, host Josh Guesman is flying solo while battling a cold and updating you on all the Galaxy news that has happened and everything you need to know that's coming up. Josh will start by getting you through the Galaxy's "City of Dreams" kit and ask, "why are we naming kits?" Do you think the name adds something to the release? And is this more than just a plain white design with some colors? And is there anything wrong with that? And are the Galaxy calling Josh fat? But our host will then dive into the Galaxy's first pre-season loss and try to figure out why Julian Araujo isn't playing starting team minutes? Is Greg Vanney really planning on Araujo coming off the bench for Kelvin Leerdam? Is there a better explanation? Plus, will Derrick Williams's return or Douglas Costa's debut make waves on Saturday against DC United? And are those the main stories behind this last dress rehearsal before the season starts? And finally, Josh believes the Galaxy will be one of the best teams in MLS. And he's basing that off of a broken heart. Whose broken heart? The Galaxy's broken heart. Can the way the Galaxy crashed out of the postseason set them up for a revenge season? Was Real Salt Lake's goal in the final minutes of the season enough to motivate this team to get revenge on the whole league? Was this the shared disappointment that leads to championships? We've got a packed show, we've got some good discussion, and as normal, we have some of the best listeners in the world. What more could you ask for?

    A soccer, music, food festival? Galaxy have less than two weeks to figure out who they are!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 66:16

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Did the LA Galaxy find a desert oasis that might be exciting the rest of the league? And how big could this get? BIG! On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter dig into the Galaxy's final "Goalchella" game while also exploring how the club will play in 2022 and what they're still missing. Is one of those things Douglas Costa? Josh will tell you about his trip to the Coachella Valley and why he was surprised by the location, the facilities, and the weather. Plus, he's letting you know just how big this preseason tournament could get. Will AEG pull off one of the biggest spring-training-like attention grabs in MLS history? And what do music and food have to do with soccer? But Josh and Kevin will also discuss how the Galaxy played against the New York Red Bulls and why a defensively stout team is starting to emerge -- even if that's not how the Galaxy will actually advertise themselves. And what position needs the most help? And is Greg Vanney searching for a backup in those areas? Where do you think the Galaxy need reinforcements? Finally, the guys will discuss the Galaxy's teases and the scheduled release for the new 2022 primary kit. Just how "clean" will it get? We've got 60-plus minutes of Galaxy-talk coming your way. And with less than two weeks until the season kicks off, every minute is going to count.

    We're finally Costa official. Plus, a desert draw at Goalchella

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 82:52

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- No, your ears aren't deceiving you. No, it's not Monday. It's Thursday, and maybe for the first time, we've got the Panda on a Thursday night. You can tell how confused he is just by the opening minutes! Hosts Josh Guesman and Kevin Baxter discuss the big Thursday the Galaxy just had on today's show. There's plenty of Galaxy news to discuss, there's plenty still to discuss when it comes to the signing of Douglas Costa, and the guys will even talk about some of the news that's going around the league. Like which MLS coach just said his team was "screwed?" Josh and Kevin will start talking about the Galaxy's draw with the Seattle Sounders at the Coachella Valley Invitational. But because the game wasn't streamed, they invited Soccer America's (and other freelance soccer coverage) Scott French to tell them what details they missed for the game. Like why did Scott think the Galaxy deserved to win the game? What problem area does everyone agree the Galaxy have? And where was Rayan Ravelson playing? Then Josh and Kevin move on to finally announcing the details of the Costa Designated Player signing and why Costa was in a private jet today. Plus, will he have to leave the country to get his Visa in order? But there's also coverage of the Galaxy's press conference today and what was said by Vanney and whose name wasn't dropped very much. Is Vanney hinting at a departure for one of the brightest stars the Galaxy has? We've got a jammed show with a lot of details that you're not going to want to miss. And that includes a lot of talk about how the Galaxy want to play with Costa now involved. As always, thanks for joining us on another episode of Corner of the Galaxy.

    A Flying Douglas Costa, and a Galaxy preseason game that we refuse to get excited about

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 77:24

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- Are we tracking Douglas Costa's flight from Brazil to the United States? Of course, we are! It's what we do! On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and, filling in for Kevin Baxter, who was in Ontario at the Fury game (but still calls in), is Christian Miles. Josh and Christian start by talking about the gamble the Galaxy are making with Costa and why we're all naturally wired to suggest this wasn't the most innovative way to spend $5-million (reportedly). But Josh will put on his aviation hat and tell you why a single picture of Costa can tell you the type of plane he's flying and where his plane is going. Also, what time you could expect him to land in Los Angeles. Then the guys dive into the preseason scrimmage that saw the Galaxy score four times and outplay the defending Supporters Shield winners. Was Bruce Arena having his New England Revolution play poorly on purpose? And why should you get excited about Kevin Cabral but still be worried about the Galaxy's defense? Christian and Josh will dive into the prospects of Jalen Neal, Dejan Joveljic, and Mark Delgado and tell you why the club is ready to see some of their younger players playing a more prominent role. Plus, with the injuries to Derrick Williams and Jorge Villafaña, will Raheem Edwards and Julian Araujo usher in some tactical flexibility? And could Kelvin Leerdam become a back three center back? We've got a great show that will even close the book on Cristian Pavon and tell you why the Galaxy haven't made an offer for a very long time. So why were they in Brazil earlier this year? We'll talk about it all! Thanks for joining us on a busy Monday show!

    Galaxy host New England on Saturday and then Douglas Costa on Sunday?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 65:28

    - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST: http://cornerofthegalaxy.com/subscribe/ - COG LA GALAXY DISCORD: https://discord.gg/drr9HFZY2P - COG MERCHANDISE (SCARVES, T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, COASTERS): http://www.cornerofthegalaxy.com/SHOP COG STUDIOS, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy will welcome Bruce Arena back to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, and he'll bring with him the New England Revolution and several former Galaxy players. Will the Galaxy be able to match up to one of the best teams in MLS last season? On today's show, hosts Josh Guesman and Sophie Nicolaou want to get you caught up on a busy Thursday. They've got a surprise preseason game to update you on, they'll talk about the Douglas Costa rumors that should cross the line on Monday, and they'll get you ready for what should be an electrifying season from Julian Araujo. First, Josh and Sophie talk about how the preseason doesn't matter. Then Josh will tell you how he's keeping track of goal scorers in the preseason to counter that whole "it doesn't matter" thing. But the majority of this show revolves around the reporting of Fabrizio Romano and how the Galaxy are going to sign Costa for 1.5 years with a six-month loan to start things off. What can we learn about Costa from a question Greg Vanney didn't want to answer? And can the most talented player on the field make it big in Los Angeles? Sophie and Josh will also tell you about the first significant injury of the preseason, and you'll hear from Vanney on Costa, Cristian Pavon, Mark Delgado, and a lot more. Plus, what did Vanney think of Araujo's World Cup Qualifying debut? And why is that good for the Galaxy? We've got a packed show for you on a Thursday night that will definitely get you ready for a Saturday night game! Let's get this thing started!

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