Sunday match broadcast now on ESPN2
With the excitement surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
have added the LA Galaxy match this Sunday, July 4 (10:30 p.m. ET), against
Seattle Sounders FC to their regular broadcast schedule.
U.S. National Team and LA Galaxy
stars Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle are expected to return to MLS play for the
first time since leading the U.S. Men's National Team to a first place Group C
finish and an appearance in the Round of 16 in South Africa.
Donovan, who netted three goals for the United
States in South Africa, is the league-leader in
assists, while Buddle is the leading scorer in MLS.
The Galaxy are currently atop the
League standings with a record of 10-1-3 for 33 points but will be tested by
Freddie Ljungberg, U.S. World Cup veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller, and Seattle
Glenn Davis and Kyle Martino will
call the Sounders FC - Galaxy match on ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD (simulcast on
ESPN3.com) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The match will be joined in progress on ESPN Deportes following the Sunday Night
ESPN’s presentation of the 15th
season of Major League Soccer continues all summer with MLS Game of the Week on
most Thursday nights, and the Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars match later
this month (Wednesday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m.) from Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Sounders FC at LA Galaxy match:
- It’s the second meeting
of the season between the clubs, after the Galaxy rolled to an imperious 4-0
victory May 15 at Qwest Field. Landon Donovan set up LA’s first three goals and
scored the final one.
- The Galaxy were shut
out in back-to-back games for the first time this season with the scoreless draw
at Toronto FC. They have only allowed four goals this
- Sounders FC still have
yet to convert a penalty kick in league play in club history, after Pat
Noonan’s attempt was stopped by Philadelphia’s Chris Seitz. It was Seattle’s first penalty
this season; Freddie Ljungberg and Fredy Montero were both unsuccessful in the
club’s inaugural season.