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Jun 20, 2021 at 2am UK at The Home Depot Center
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
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SeattleSeattle Sounders
Kljestan (21' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Gomez Andrade (41'), Ruidiaz (49')

Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Major League Soccer clash between Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Seattle Sounders head into their fixture with Los Angeles Galaxy looking to extend their unbeaten record in the Western Conference to nine matches.

However, while the visitors currently top the standings, Galaxy will move level on points with their opponents if they can secure a positive result in California.


Match preview

Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer reacts on May 9, 2021© Reuters

On the back of a lengthy unbeaten record and conceding just three goals, Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer can have few complaints with the start of the season.

Nevertheless, draws against Atlanta United and Austin FC have prevented the Washington-based side from storming clear at the top of the Western Conference.

While Atlanta have recently been on an upward trajectory, failure to overcome out-of-form Austin has put the club under pressure ahead of facing their next opponents.

Top goalscorer Raul Ruidiaz has netted just once in his last four outings, although Schetzer will be relieved that his star man was not required by Peru for the Copa America.

Sitting just three points adrift of the visitors with a game in hand, there is an argument that Galaxy have been the most impressive side in this division.

Each of their two defeats came by 3-0 scorelines, but Galaxy have shown enough at the other end of the pitch to suggest that they can remain a force throughout this campaign.

No Galaxy players have scored in the last two matches, however, with their 1-0 triumph over San Jose Earthquakes coming courtesy of an own goal.

Greg Vanney's outfit are one of just two MLS teams to still possess a 100% record at home, the other side being New England Revolution.

Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W

Seattle Sounders Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D



Team News

Greg Vanney, now in charge of Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy), pictured in November 2020© Reuters

With three weeks having passed since their last fixture, Vanney will give consideration to selecting the same Galaxy starting lineup.

However, that will depend on the fitness of Jonathan Dos Santos, who has been carrying a calf problem in recent weeks.

Adam Saldana is an alternative in the centre of midfield if no risk are taken with the Mexico international.

Schmetzer will be forced into at least one alteration with defender Xavier Arreaga representing Ecuador at the Copa America.

Shane O'Neill should be named as his replacement in a back three in what may prove to be the only change to Sounders side.

Los Angeles Galaxy possible starting lineup:
Bond; Araujo, Steres, DePuy, Villafana; Santos, Kljestan; Dunbar, Alvarez, Cabral; Hernandez

Seattle Sounders possible starting lineup:
Cleveland; Gomez, O'Neill, Tolo; A.Roldan, Rowe, Paulo, Smith; C.Roldan; Montero, Ruidiaz


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We say: Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 Seattle Sounders

All things considered, the Sounders will regard this as their toughest match of the season to date. On the back of two draws, do not be surprised if they take a cautious approach to this contest, potentially earning a third point in succession.



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GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

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SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
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TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
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ATHLETICS
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HOCKEY
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Orlando City168442621528
3New York City FCNY City1582530161426
4Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
6Columbus Crew166641716124
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta162861621-514
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Orlando City168442621528
3New York City FCNY City1582530161426
4Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
5Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
6Columbus Crew166641716124
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta162861621-514
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

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