If the Seattle Sounders can manage a victory at StubHub Center they will tie the LA Galaxy for wins since 2009. It’s a small milestone, but it is part of the reason why ESPN wanted this game when they sat with MLS, FOX and Univision discussing the league’s schedule. This is an afternoon game (1 PM, ESPN) in order to maximize the audience that can enjoy the top two clubs in the league. It should be an entertaining match, even without the star power of years’ past.
“If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.” - The LA Galaxy, probably. Actually Zaphod Beeblebrox in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It could also be Sounders fans, sure.
Ismail Elfath is the center referee.
Roman Torres joins Brad Evans (calf) remain out. Aaron Kovar, Oniel Fisher and Chad Marshall are questionable this week. Jamie Villareal is serving a suspension through next match. Robbie Rogers and Sebastian Lleget are both out. Clement Diop is questionable. Joao Pedro is in danger of suspension due to yellow card accumulation, but would need to pick up two cards.
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you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Aggression on goal within the 18
- Accept the good, not just the perfect
- Limit Romain Alessandrini’s entries into central space
How to Watch
Match date/time: 1 PM PT, Sunday, April 23, 2017
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
National TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman, Stewart-Binks)
National Spanish TV: ESPN Deportes
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: BeIn Sports (ASIA) | Australia: BeIn Sports (AUS) | Europe (excluding UK): Eurosport | India: DSports | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Taiwan: Sportscast | United Kingdom: Sky Sports
Stefan Frei; Joevin Jones, Tony Alfaro, Gustav Svensson, Jordy Delem; Cristian Roldan, Osvaldo Alonso; Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro; Will Bruin
Bench: Brian Meredith, Nouhou, Zach Mathers, Henry Wingo, Alvaro Fernandez, Harry Shipp, Seyi Adekoya
How I'm watching
Outfit: Sounder at Heart "Church is in session" hoodie
Where: Berliner Pub, Renton, WA
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