Getting ready for the first edition of the 2012 superclasico? We are over here at The Goat Parade. Chivas USA are set to host the LA Galaxy Saturday evening in their shared home stadium, and it should be a cracking atmosphere. Both teams are coming into the match following a 1-1 draw, and both clubs are pretty disappointed by their early season form. In order to get you caught up on the attitudes surrounding the Galaxy, I talked to Josie Becker, of the SB Nation Galaxy blog LAG Confidential. Thanks very much to Josie for taking the time to answer my questions!
The Goat Parade asks LAG Confidential:
1. It seems the Galaxy are definitely suffering a post-MLS Cup hangover so far this season. Aside from the absence of defender Omar Gonzalez to injury, what accounts for the struggles in 2012?
1. Bruce Arena mentioned in a recent interview that he's aware of what the problem is. In fact, the quote is worth looking at in toto:
"I can give you that answer at the end of the year," he said. "I have a lot of understanding why our issues to date have been what they are, but that’s not anything I will make public right now. I have a very good sense why."