The Seattle Sounders are back in action with first place in the Western Conference and the Fan Shield up for grabs, as any winner could potentially climb to the top of the table of two.
This will be the second time the Sounders and Galaxy have met in 2021, with Seattle winning 3-0 in the opening meeting. Since then, the Galaxy have gone 3-1-0, while the Sounders have gone 3-0-2.
While still undefeated, the Sounders are coming off a disappointing pair of home ties. In fact, the last time the Sounders played something like their best was during the previous encounter with the Galaxy. They will seek to put things back in the right direction.
- The Sounders haven’t lost to the Galaxy since 2018 and are 6-1-5 to their former team Bogey since 2016.
- The Sounders are enjoying their best ever start at 5-0-3 and are looking to become the first MLS team since 2017 to start with nine straight unbeatens (FC Dallas went 5-0-4 that year).
- No team has allowed more shots on target than the Galaxy (50) and Jonathan Bond leads all goalies with 41 saves.
- Javier Hernandez continues to lead MLS with seven goals scored, none of which came from the penalty spot. He also outperformed his xG without penalty by more than anyone (+2.5).
- Raúl Ruidíaz is MLS second scorer (6). He also leads the MLS in xG (6.0).
QUESTIONABLE: Josh Atencio (right quad strain)
OUT: Xavier Arreaga (international service), Jordan Morris (ACL injury), Jordy Delem (right ACL tear), Stefan Frei (left knee sprain), Nicolas Lodeiro (right knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Dos Santos
OUT: Derrick Williams (suspended until July 7)
Arbitrator: Drew Fischer; AR1: Corey Rockwell; AR2: Catherine Nesbitt; Fourth official: Ismir Pekmic; VAR: Kevin Stott; Ast. VAR: Felisha Mariscal
Date of the match / kick-off time: Saturday, 6:08 p.m. PT
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Herevsal Spanishh Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
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