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  • May 2, 2012
  • • 10:10 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 39002
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - LA Galaxy

In total these teams will be without four goalkeepers as Seattle looks set to host the Galaxy in a grudge match.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); GK Andrew Weber (L ankle sprain); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain)

PROBABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (R foot contusion)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Gaudette; Franklin, Junior Lopes, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Magee, Juninho, Stephens, Donovan; Barrett, Buddle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Brian Perk (sports hernia surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Seattle has beaten Los Angeles exactly once in MLS play. Aside from that one win, back in August 2009, the Sounders have won U.S. Open Cup meetings in each of the last two seasons. However, the Galaxy's five victories include a 4-0 beatdown in CenturyLink Field and a comprehensive playoff win.
  • Pat Noonan will face Seattle for the first time since the club released him at the end of last season. Noonan scored a late equalizer for the Galaxy in a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas Saturday.
  • Seattle coach Sigi Schmid managed the Galaxy from 1999 to 2004, winning a U.S. Open Cup, Supporters' Shield, the MLS Cup and one MLS coach of the year award. He was fired with LA still in first place, despite a five game losing streak.
  • LA Designated Players David Beckham and Robbie Keane did not make the trip to Seattle. Both missed training Monday to shake off nagging injuries and won't be subjected to CenturyLink's turf. Josh Saunders also didn't travel. He was not in the 18 against Dallas, with Bruce Arena citing "personal reasons." The LA Times reported that the goalkeeper was enrolled in the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program.
  • Seattle beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 last weekend. Eddie Johnson scored the winner, his first strike for nearly two years. The Sounders have 13 points from six games; the Galaxy have 10 from seven.

Players to watch

D. Estrada

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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P. Noonan

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

LA Galaxy

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
40%
58%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
0 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
0 - 8
LA Galaxy GAL

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