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LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 7
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders
Dignity Health Sports Park – Carson
August 26 – 11:00 PM ET

TV: UniMás, TUDN

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: JOEtv

Fresh off emotional derby wins in their regular season restart, the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders hope to keep that momentum rolling when they face each other Wednesday night at Dignity Health Sports Complex.

The Galaxy earned revenge from an embarrassing MLS is Back defeat by knocking off LAFC for the first time at Banc of California Stadium Saturday, while the Sounders handed Cascadia Cup rival Portland a stinging 3-0 defeat at Providence Park Sunday.

There's usually no shortage of goals when these teams meet. Last year, they played to a 2-2 draw in Carson before the Sounders rallied at CenturyLink Field in a seven-goal thriller.

LA Galaxy

Perhaps its a bit dramatic to say the Galaxy saved their season Saturday at Banc of California Stadium, but they couldn't have asked for a bigger, more meaningful first win of the 2020 season than to beat LAFC at their home, exorcising some of the demons from that 6-2 defeat in Orlando

“We knocked them off their high horse,” said Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget, who scored the insurance goal after Ethan Zubak's opener. “I know they did what they did in Orlando to us, but we have to focus on now and hopefully we shut them up a little bit.”

While Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was out with a calf injury, fellow Designated Player Jonathan dos Santos came off the substitute's bench for his first minutes in nearly six months after being sidelined following hernia surgery.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Danilo Acosta (D)- ACL injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Javier Hernandez (F)- right calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Seattle Sounders

Similarly the Sounders knew all the praise the Timbers were receiving for their MLS is Back Tournament championship run while they were disappointed to have bowed out in the Round of 16 against LAFC. With Raul Ruidiaz scoring a brace in a 3-0 win at Providence Park, the Sounders restart to their season was a "fresh start," according to goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

"We've been sputtering a little bit," Frei told reporters on a video call after the game. "I think we haven't been playing our best football. So, we kind of viewed it as a chance to restart and maybe just get a fresh start, if you will, so happy to see the way we played today.

"I'm happy to get a result down here, as always."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordy Delem (M) - right hamstring strain
    • OUT: Danny Leyva (M) - left foot fracture
    • OUT: Trey Muse (GK) - concussion
    • QUESTIONABLE: Xavier Arreaga (D) - right quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 6 wins, 22 goals
  • Sounders: 3 wins, 16 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ramy Touchan
  • Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, TJ Zablocki
  • 4th Official: Armando Villarreal
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar
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Current Form

LA Galaxy
D
L
L
L
D
W
Seattle
W
D
D
L
W
W

Season Stats

LA GalaxySeattle Sounders FC
6Games Played6
1Wins3
3Losses1
2Draws2
7Goals10
11Goals Conceded4
50Shots57
24Shots on Target29
95Fouls committed68
56Fouls suffered53
9Offside16
28Corners35

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
LA4110071.2
SEA31110101.7
01234+Avg
LA300000.7
SEA211001.5
01234+Avg
LA111001.7
SEA100102

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LA42000111.8
SEA4200040.7
01234+Avg
LA210001.3
SEA220000.5
01234+Avg
LA210002.3
SEA200001
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