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November 18, 2012 9:00 PM EST
CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Washington)
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
 
Robbie Keane 68′ (PG)
58′ Zach Scott
 

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

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

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
20Zach ScottDefender
5Adam JohanssonDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
3Brad EvansMidfielder
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
16David EstradaStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
2Todd DunivantDefender
9Mike MageeMidfielder
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Christian WilhelmssonMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
11Pat NoonanMidfielder
-Bryan GaulDefender
27Andrew BoyensDefender
19JuninhoMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
33Jose VillarrealStriker
Probable Lineups
Michael Gspurning 81
Zach Scott 20
Adam Johansson 5
Jeff Parke 2
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 34
Steve Zakuani 7
Osvaldo Alonso 6
Brad Evans 3
Christian Tiffert 8
Eddie Johnson 7
Fredy Montero 17
Josh Saunders 12
Tommy Meyer 21
Omar Gonzalez 4
Sean Franklin 5
Todd Dunivant 2
Mike Magee 9
Marcelo Sarvas 8
Christian Wilhelmsson 9
David Beckham 32
Robbie Keane 7
Edson Buddle 9
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2