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Scouting Report: Zlatan and the Galaxy

Zlatan’s 18 goals account for more than 50% of all goals for LA

MLS: Seattle Sounders at Los Angeles Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

What You’ll Watch

The Seattle Sounders are on their second road trip of the week after failing to take home any points in their loss midweek to Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah. On Saturday evening, the Sounders will travel to Carson, California to take on the Fighting Zlatans—erm—I mean the LA Galaxy for the first time this season. This might be the first time this year that these teams will face off, but have no fear because they’ll face off again on Sept. 1.

The Galaxy also played midweek, beating FC Dallas 2-0 thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself. That win moved them into 3rd place in the Western Conference with 40 points (13-11-1). They sit two positions ahead of Seattle in the standings.

Tale of the Tape

Seattle

Last Five: L-T-L-W-L

Leading Goal Scorer: Raul Ruidiaz, eight goals

Assist Leader: Nicolas Lodeiro, eight assists

LA Galaxy

Last Five: W-L-L-L-W

Leading Goal Scorer: Zlatan, eighteen goals

Assist Leader: Diego Polenta, four assists

Injury Report, Suspensions and International Duty

La Galaxy

OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery

QUESTIONABLE: Joe Corona (M) - knee injury

QUESTIONABLE: Perry Kitchen (M) - groin surgery

Seattle

OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear

OUT: Brad Smith (D) - right adductor strain

OUT: Alex Roldan (D) - left ankle sprain

OUT: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain

Questionable: N/A

Suspensions: Roman Torres

Match Officials

REFEREE: Robert Sibiga

AR1: Kyle Atkins

AR2: Jason White

4th: Mark Allatin

VAR: Kevin Stott

AVAR: Fabio Tovar

How to Watch

Date/Time: Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00 PM PT

Location: Dignity Sports Health Park, Carson, CA

TV: ESPN2

Streaming: YouTube TV, WatchESPN

Radio: 950 KJR AM (English), El Rey 1360AM (Spanish)

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