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Sounders v Galaxy PreMatch Data

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In the upcoming gamethread will be a bunch of data that we put out about player matchups, tactical keys to the game and statistics. Sometimes for home games these get missed by our readers with tickets to the game. So for today we're going to test a little presentation of that so that you can get read to watch the Seattle Sounders host the LA Galaxy. The gamethread will include all of this as well.

The game is on KONG 6/16 & KIRO 97.3 FM (99.3 FM for Spanish) at 7 PM Pacific.

Pre Match Build-up: Three Questions | Scouting Report | Lineup Questions | Team Notes (pdf) | Tickets

Team Statistics Matchups

Team Duels Possession Pass Completion Advantage Shots +/- Run of Play Dead Ball
Seattle 53.8% 48.7% -0.6 2.4 1 2
Galaxy 53.3% 50.7% -1.6 2.7 1 0

Compiled from Opta data for all available matches - Duels and possession are typical. Passing advantage is a plus/minus figure comparing the team's pass completion rate to the team it opposes. A 10 for Seattle would mean that it averages a 10 point advantage in passing over the opponent. Shot +/- is the team stat.

Tactical Keys

  • Don't Foul In Dangerous Places
  • Force DeLaGarza To Defend Bigs
  • Use Speed Advantage
  • Feed Fredy

Player Matchups

  • Leo Gonzalez and left mid v Landon Donovan
  • Mauro Rosales v Todd Dunivant
  • Fredy Montero v Bill Gaudette

How We're Watching
Beverage
: pre-Cinco Margarita
Scarf: Nos Audietis 2012
Kit: One Nation Under Sigi
Where I'm Watching: Temple (if you want a scarf let me know) pre/post - Sec: 214 during

As always, feedback is appreciated.