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LA Galaxy vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

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It wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t have to be.

To the degree the Seattle Sounders needed to put a pair of disappointing results behind them, they seem to have done just that with a hard-earned 2-1 win at the LA Galaxy. Goals from Yeimar Goméz Andrade and Raúl Ruidíaz paced the effort offensively, and the defense posted a ninth-straight game without allowing a goal from open play.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – LA Galaxy 1

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park

Referee: Drew Fischer

Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Kathryn Nesbitt

Fourth Official: Ismir Pekmic

VAR: Kevin Stott

Attendance: 23,165

Weather: 74 and sunny

SCORING SUMMARY

LAG – Sacha Kljestan (penalty) 21’

SEA – Yeimar (João Paulo) 41’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz 49’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

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LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Cleveland; Alex Roldan (Will Bruin 87’), Yeimar, Shane O’Neill, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Danny Leyva 87’), Brad Smith; Kelyn Rowe, João Paulo, Cristian Roldan; Fredy Montero (Jimmy Medranda 76’), Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Spencer Richey, Ethan Dobbelaere, Reed Baker-Whiting

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 8

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 1

LA Galaxy – Jonathan Bond; Julian Araujo, Sega Coulibaly, Daniel Steres (Nick DePuy 8’), Jorge Villafana (Cameron Dunbar 90’+1’); Victor Vazquez, Sacha Kljestan, Sebastian Lletget (Ethan Zubak 90’), Efrain Alvarez (Samuel Grandsir 79’); Kevin Cabral, Javier Hernández

Substitutes not used: Jonathan Klinsmann, Danilo Acosta, Adam Saldana, Jonathan Perez, Oniel Fisher

Total shots: 6

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 17

Offside: 4

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 5