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Sounders at LAFC, full-time: Shorthanded LAFC win 3-1

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Didn’t see this coming

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FT: I’ll be the first one to say that I just didn’t see this result coming. Some bad bounces and clinical finishing from LAFC means they steal all 3 points while being severely short handed coming into this one. Seattle had their chances but couldn’t put them to bed. Oh well, I guess.

86’: Welp. That’s the dagger.

77’: Pick that out, Nico.

65’: Just one of those games, I guess.

58’: COME ON

Halftime: What a frustrating first half from the Sounders. LAFC is already weakened with their lineup, and then they have to use 2 first half subs. LAFC go up because of a great freekick and the Sounders have wasted their chances.

A more clinical second half is needed.

15’: Welp. That’s not how you defend a free kick.

13’: Andy Najar came on for the injured Kaye, and now he’s being subbed off due to injury.

5’: Mark-Anthony Kaye is being carried to the locker room after this injury.

Lineups: The Sounders are playing their third match this week but aren’t rotating a bunch. The only change from their win over Real Salt Lake is Brad Smith starting at leftback over Nouhou.

LAFC’s lineup is very grim. They’re without a lot of starters.


The Seattle Sounders make the trek to the City of Angels to take on LAFC. The last time the Sounders played LAFC in LA was pretty neat. They clinched their ticket to the 2019 MLS Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over the 2019 Supporters Shield winners. Currently, the Sounders are on a 3 game winning streak, while also winning 5 of their last 6.

LAFC has looked a bit like a ship without a captain, due to injuries and a shaky backline. They’re without their MVP, Carlos Vela, along with Brian Rodriguez and Diego Rossi because of international duty.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension

Seattle:

OUT: Danny Leyva (M) - left foot fracture

OUT: Joevin Jones (M) - right high ankle sprain

OUT: Trey Muse (GK) - concussion

International duty: Xavier Arreaga (D), Raul Ruidiaz (F), Gustav Svensson (M)

LAFC:

OUT: Carlos Vela (F) - Grade 2 MLS sprain

OUT: Tristan Blackmon (D) - undisclosed injury

International duty: Diego Rossi (F), Brian Rodriguez (F), Jose Cifuentes (M), Diego Palacios (D)

Officials

Referee: Ramy Touchan

Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Jeremy Kieso

4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal

VAR: Ricardo Salazar

How to Watch

Match date/time: Sunday October 11th at 4:00pm

Venue: Banc of California Stadium - Los Angeles, CA

Online Streaming: Fubo TV (affiliate link)

National English TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman)

Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)

Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)

Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle

Lineups

LAFC

Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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