MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - LA Galaxy
After winning its first-ever playoff matchup, Seattle faces a heavy three-goal deficit in the Western Conference final.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.
Top 3 Predictions
Seattle Sounders FC 1-2 Los Angeles Galaxy
- 25 %
Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 Los Angeles Galaxy
- 17.5 %
Seattle Sounders FC 0-1 Los Angeles Galaxy
- 15 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 21, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 26, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 4 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 18, 2012||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 11, 2012||Los Angeles Galaxy 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|Mar 8, 2014||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1||MLS|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
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Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed