Could we have asked for a better start to the 2022 MLS season from LAFC? A hat trick from Carlos Vela. A shutout for the defense. And three points for Steve Cherundolo in his debut as an MLS head coach. Max and Vince take us through the 3-0 victory against the Colorado Rapids. There was a lot to like from this match. Max and Vince do their best to boil it down to the most essential parts with a bit of hijinx and rambling in between. The guys give their takes on Carlos Vela's Player of the Week performance and talk about the debuts of several new players. After that, we turn our attention to Portland. What to expect from the Timbers are they travel to Banc of California Stadium on Sunday. Then it's time to bring on our special guest. Fresh off his Team of the Week performance, Ilie Sánchez joins the show. We talk about his role in the team, why his position sometimes gets overlooked for praise, and why he thinks the LAFC fans are some of the best to play in front of and the most educated in the league. All that and more on another episode of the MVP. If you love the show, tell a friend and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!


Welcome to the Show - 0:00

Feeling the Love - 1:00

CCL Hangover - 3:30

Stellar Debuts - 8:40

The King is Back - 14:33

Previewing Portland - 21:35

Ilie Sánchez Joins the Show - 29:14

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