The Seattle Sounders are back in the MLS playoffs, clinching their spot in dramatic fashion. Cristian Roldan scored the winning goal on what would have likely been the final play of the match, sweetly striking a shot that Josh Atencio had flicked on from an Alex Roldan throw-in in the 96th minute.
Jordan Morris scored in the 9th minute off a João Paulo cross to stake the Sounders to a lead only for Douglas Costa to equalize in the 54th minute.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 – LA Galaxy 1
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino at Lumen Field
Referee: Victor Rivas
Assistants: Kathryn Nesbitt, Eric Weisbrod
Fourth Official: Sergeii Boiko
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
Weather: 62 degrees and clear
SEA – Jordan Morris (João Paulo) 9’
LAG – Douglas Costa (Julian Aude) 54’
SEA – Cristian Roldan (Josh Atencio, Alex Roldan) 90’+6’
LAG – Kelvin Leerdam (caution) 38’
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Nouhou; João Paulo (Josh Atencio 80’), Obed Vargas, Cristian Roldan, Albert Rusnák (Nico Lodeiro 66’), Léo Chú (Reed Baker-Whiting 66’); Jordan Morris (Héber 80’)
Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Kelyn Rowe, Xavier Arreaga, Paul Rothrock, Fredy Montero
Total shots: 18
Shots on goal: 4
LA Galaxy – Jonathan Bond; Julian Aude (Raheem Edwards 71’), Maya Yoshida, Kelvin Leerdam, Tony Alfaro; Tyler Boyd (Michael Barrios 88’), Uri Rosell, Edwin Cerrillo, Diego Fagundez (Dejan Joveljic 66’); Douglas Costa, Billy Sharp
Substitutes not used: Mauricio Cuevas, Gino Vivi, Novak Micovic, Daniel Aguirre, Adam Saldana, Jonathan Perez
Total shots: 5
Shots on goal: 1