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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - LA Galaxy


Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Scott; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Tiffert; Montero, Johnson. 


OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL surgery); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (R hamstring strain); DF Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Patrick Ianni (R calf strain)

LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Wilhelmsson, Beckham, Sarvas, Magee; Keane, Donovan.


OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Edson Buddle (L plantar inflammation); FW Landon Donovan (R hamstring tightness); MF Juninho (R Achilles inflammation)


  • The Galaxy won the first leg by a 3-0 scoreline. Only three teams in MLS history have overcome a three-goal first-leg deficit.

  • Seattle won two out of three regular season meetings with Los Angeles, including a 4-0 tonking in August.

  • Robbie Keane has scored four goals in four playoff games this year.

  • Bruce Arena and Sigi Schmid are the league's two most winning coaches, as well as the two with the most postseason victories. They've met three times in the playoffs, with Arena claiming each as a win.

  • Fredy Montero has yet to score a playoff goal in his career.
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