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Sounders v LA Galaxy - Gamethread

As the nearly 68,000 fans head to the stadium there will be one thought on their mind. It will not be about giveaways and appreciation. Quite simply today is about victory. It is a chance to declare to the nation and league that the Apocalypse is canceled.

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It will take a significant change in course for Seattle Sounders FC, but they know what to do to beat this LA Galaxy side. They've done so before and will do so again. With the weakness that LA has today due to suspension and injury there are opportunities within the space between the centerbacks and midfield. Clint Dempsey can drop into that space and succeed. An early strike from distance would put Seattle back into the driver's seat after so many matches coming from behind.

With a huge crowd behind them there is reason to think that Sounders FC can come out hot, fueled by passion. But passion will not provide the defense. That's going to be the duty of whomever starts in goal, Alonso and a backline that will only have one speed threat with which to deal.

Say it with me my man
We're going to own this bad boy

TV: ESPN (Healey/Twellman/Lalas)
Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM Seattle / SiriusXM FC (Fletcher/Keller)

Referee: Mark Geiger - MLS Career: 116 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 28; pens: 38
AR1 (bench): Greg Barkey; AR2 (opposite): Frank Anderson; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford

Suspended: LAG: Juninho
Fined Next Yellow Card: SEA: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Adam Moffat, Djimi Traore | LA: Marcelo Sarvas
International Absences: None

Tactical Keys

  • Start Fast
  • Drop to the Middle
  • Strike from Distance
  • Defend the Miracle Mile

Player Matchups

  • DeAndre Yedlin v Gyasi Zardes
  • Clint Dempsey v their central midfield
  • Eddie Johnson v Omar Gonzalez

How We're Watching
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
Kit: Fisherman's Shawl
Where I'm Watching: Sec:214 Row B/C, Seats 1,2

Nos Audietis In Somniis | Nos Audietis In Altum

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