FULL-TIME: The Sounders snapped their nine-game MLS winless run behind goals from Jordan Morris, Fredy Montero and Xavier Arreaga on Saturday. The 3-2 win was their first of the season and handed the LA Galaxy their first loss.
SOUNDERS 3, GALAXY 2: Xavier Arreaga put away a wide open header off a perfect Alex Roldán cross to give the Sounders the lead in the 72nd minute.
What. A. Ball.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2022
Xavier Arreaga gives @SoundersFC the lead! pic.twitter.com/uLxvfYyNcu
SOUNDERS 2, GALAXY 2: Douglas Costa equalized right out of halftime, hitting a free kick from just outside the penalty area that deflected off the head of Yeimar and sent Stefan Frei the wrong way.
First goal in MLS for @douglascosta! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/Cm3TNZsig6— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2022
SOUNDERS 2, GALAXY 1: Fredy Montero drew and converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time, fending off Albert Rusnák for that opportunity.
And can you blame him?!? pic.twitter.com/sxg2KK4xsG— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) March 12, 2022
SOUNDERS 1, GALAXY 1: Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal since 2020, cleaning up a deflected ball off a corner kick. It was his third goal in all competitions this year.
A goal is a goal is a goal is a…@JmoSmooth13 equalizes! 1-1.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2022
SOUNDERS 0, GALAXY 1: The Galaxy got on the board early when the Sounders defense allowed Chicharito a bit too much space.
CHICHARITO!— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2022
Who else? @CH14_ gives @LAGalaxy the lead 5 minutes in. pic.twitter.com/Xm2oxHoyZq
In a holistic sense, the Seattle Sounders come into this game feeling pretty good about themselves. Their 3-0 win over Club León in Concacaf Champions League play should leave no doubt how good they are when they put it all together.
Unfortunately, there’s still a nagging sense that they’re in a bit of a slump due to their MLS form. It was way back in October that they last beat an MLS opponent and their winless run has stretched to nine games against in league play.
Like they did last year, the Galaxy are off to a strong start. They’ve earned back-to-back 1-0 victories, one over the defending MLS Cup champions and the other in front of a hostile crowd of nearly 75,000. Making things a bit tougher is that the Sounders are expected to be without Nicolás Lodeiro and Raúl Ruidíaz, both of whom are still nursing injuries.
- The Sounders have only lost one of their past 14 matches against the Galaxy and are riding a seven-game unbeaten streak against their former bogey team.
- The last time the Sounders started the regular-season with consecutive losses was in 2018, which was also the last time they advanced to the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. They actually started that season 0-3-0.
- After going winless in their first two league games of the season, the Sounders’ run of winless games in MLS play now stretches to nine. That ties a franchise record.
- Although he won’t play, Raúl Ruidíaz has a six-game scoring streak against the Galaxy which includes one goal in each of their three meetings last year.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
QUESTIONABLE: Will Bruin (right calf strain); Nicolás Lodeiro (right adductor strain); Alex Roldan (right foot injury)
OUT: Josh Atencio (right quad strain); Jimmy Medranda (left hamstring strain); Raúl Ruidíaz (right hamstring strain); Andrew Thomas (right calf strain)
OUT: Adam Saldaña (left ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: Jorge Villafaña (left knee)
REF: Allen Chapman; AR1: Jeremy Hanson; AR2: Jeff Hosking; 4TH: Greg Dopka; VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero; AVAR: Joshua Patlak
How to Watch
Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 12:55 PM PT
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle
Online Streaming: Fubo TV (affiliate link), Fox Sports app
National English TV: FOX (John Strong & Stu Holden)
National Radio: Sirius XM (Strong & Holden)
Local Radio: 1090 KJR-AM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST INFORMATION
Australia & New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Balkans: Arena Sport
Belgium & Luxembourg: Eleven Sports
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
China (Closed Circuit TV): Star Sports
Czech Republic & Slovakia: Nova Sport (Czech Republic)
Georgia: Silk Sport
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Greece: Nova Sports (Greece)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Ukraine: Football 1
United Kingdom & Ireland: Sky Sports
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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