|LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Jimenez, Sarvas, Juninho, Donovan; Keane, Villarreal.
OUT: Jack McBean (Fractured left clavicle)
QUESTIONABLE: Gyasi Zardes (L Ankle Sprain)
|Shalrie Joseph (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Joseph, Carrasco, Evans; Johnson, Neagle.
OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain), Mauro Rosales (R AC joint sprain), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
- The Sounders won the initial two meetings with LA last year, their first-ever wins in the series, before losing a third regular season matchup.
- Then the Galaxy advanced in the playoffs, 4-2 on aggregate.
- Los Angeles has lost three of its last four games.
- Seattle has scored four goals in consecutive games, a first in franchise history, thanks to a 4-2 win over FC Dallas last week. Eddie Johnson scored twice to win MLS player of the week honors.
- The Sounders (15 points) could leapfrog the Galaxy (17 points) in the standings with a win the Home Depot Center. Seattle also has a game in hand.
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