The LA Galaxy have had a disappointing start to the 2017 MLS season as they have only managed one win in four tries. Injuries and suspensions have hurt the team, but the Galaxy have largely played themselves out of games.
Midfielder Jermaine Jones recently appeared on Herculez Gomez and Max Bretos’ ESPN FC podcast and spoke about the state of the team. According to Adam Serrano of LA Galaxy, Jones admits the team is still trying to find their groove:
“We’re still the process. We’re still trying to build something. We have a young team. Of course, we have some experienced guys and some good names. I think the whole club is trying to change something and find themselves right now. The season hasn’t started perfectly as we wanted, but if you see the game in Vancouver, we controlled the whole game. We were down 1-0 and then went 2-1 up. It’s a learning process. It’s a learning process especially if you’re LA Galaxy that you cannot give games away like that. We have an important game on Friday and Montreal is a good counter-attacking team, but when we play at home, we have to win.”
Jones would later go on to mention that while he fully supports the younger players on the squad, he said they also need to fully understand the pressure of playing for the Galaxy. It is no secret that professional sports teams in Los Angeles face higher expectations, and the Galaxy are no different.
While this year’s iteration of the Galaxy lacks star-studded names, the team still has enough talent on the roster to compete at a high level. Their next opportunity to right the ship will be against the Montreal Impact.