FINAL: LA GALAXY 4, SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 0

LA Galaxy
4- 0
Seattle Sounders FC
SUNDAY, MAY 26 8:00PM PDT StubHub Center
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FROM THE LA GALAXY INSIDER BLOG

PHOTOS

BOX SCORE

LA Galaxy 4, Seattle Sounders FC 0
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Sean Franklin 1 (Robbie Keane 4, Marcelo Sarvas 4) 12’
LA – Robbie Keane 3 (Unassisted) 24’
LA – Robbie Keane 4 (Penalty Kick) 34’
LA – Robbie Keane 5 (Penalty Kick) 44’

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Gyasi Zardes (Yellow Card) 40’
SEA – Brad Evans (Yellow Card) 43’
SEA – Eddie Johnson (Yellow Card) 65’
LA – Omar Gonzalez (Yellow Card) 70’
SEA – Shalrie Joseph (Red Card) 87’

Lineups:
LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; Sean Franklin, A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Greg Cochrane; Landon Donovan, Juninho (Robbie Rogers 77’), Marcelo Sarvas, Michael Stephens; Robbie Keane© (Jose Villarreal 73’), Gyasi Zardes (Hector Jimenez 83’).

Subs Not Used: Brian Rowe, Leonardo, Rafael Garcia, Charlie Rugg.

Seattle Sounders FC: Michael Gspurning; DeAndre Yedlin, Djimi Traore, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez; Shalrie Joseph (Sent Off 87’), Mauro Rosales (Lamar Neagle 65’), Servando Carrasco (David Estrada 65’), Brad Evans; Eddie Johnson (Mario Martinez 72’), Obafemi Martins.

Subs Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Zach Scott, Marc Burch, Alex Caskey

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: Ian Anderson and Baboucarr Jallow
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance: 24,811

Notes:

  • With the win, the Galaxy are now 6-4-2 on the season for 20 points. They remain in fourth place in the Western Conference, two points behind second place Portland and one point behind third place Real Salt Lake.
  • The Galaxy did not reach 20 points until June 23 in their 16th game of the season.
  • This was the third time this season that the Galaxy have scored four goals in a game and the second time that they have won 4-0 at home.
  • LA kept their fifth clean sheet of the regular season and their first since April 27 at Real Salt Lake.
  • The Galaxy are now 4-1-1 at home this season compared to 2-3-1 on the road
  • The Galaxy outshot Seattle 15-2 and had six shots on target compared to zero for the Sounders, who did not have their first attempt at goal until the 58th minute.
  • Bruce Arena made three changes to the team that lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls last weekend with Gyasi Zardes making the first start of his professional career while Greg Cochrane and Michael Stephens returned to the starting lineup. They replaced Todd Dunivant, Hector Jimenez and Jose Villarreal. Jimenez and Villarreal each came on as second half substitutes while Todd Dunivant did not dress because of a quad strain.
  • This was the 16th straight game in all competitions this season that the Galaxy had made at least one change to their starting lineup.
  • In addition to Dunivant missing the game, the Galaxy were also without Jack McBean, who missed his fifth straight game with a fractured left clavicle.
  • Robbie Rogers was in the 18-man squad for the first time after being acquired by the club on Saturday. He entered the game in the 77th minute, replacing Juninho, to make his Galaxy debut.
  • The Galaxy are now 6-0-0 when scoring first compared to 0-4-2 when allowing the game’s opening goal.
  • Sean Franklin gave the Galaxy a 1-0 lead with his first goal of the season in the 12th minute. That was the fifth goal of his MLS career and first since September 2011.
  • The Galaxy are now 4-0-1 in games that Franklin scores a goal in all competitions.
  • Robbie Keane and Marcelo Sarvas were each credited with assists on the goal, leaving them tied for the team lead with four each.
  • Keane proceeded to score each of the next three games, tallying in the 24th, 34th and 44th minutes for the first hat trick of his MLS career.
  • The hat trick is the second of the year for the Galaxy after Mike Magee scored three in the season opener against Chicago on March 3.
  • LA did not have any hat tricks during the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.
  • Keane now has five goals on the season, leaving him second on the team behind Magee.
  • He is the 11th different player to record a hat trick for the Galaxy and this was the 18th hat trick in club history.
  • The four goals scored in the first half were the most scored in a half by the Galaxy since they scored four in the first half of a 5-3 win over Portland on July 14, 2012.
  • Gyasi Zardes was shown the first yellow card of his MLS career in the first half while Omar Gonzalez was booked for the second time this year.
  • Seattle also had two players booked while Shalrie Joseph was sent off in the 87th minute.
  • The Galaxy will be back in action on Wednesday, May 29 when they take on the Carolina RailHawks in the Third Round of the U.S. Open Cup. That game will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. at 4:15 p.m. (PT) and will be shown live on Time Warner Cable Deportes.