Starting XI presented by Modelo: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC | May 5, 2024 


LA Galaxy Starting XI: GK John McCarthy; D Miki Yamane, D Jalen Neal, D Maya Yoshida ©, D Julián Aude; M Edwin Cerrillo, M Gastón Brugman, M Diego Fagundez, F Gabriel Pec, F Joseph Paintsil, F Miguel Berry

Substitutes: GK Novak Mićović; D Mauricio Cuevas, D Emiro Garces, D John Nelson, D Eriq Zavaleta; M Daniel Aguirre, M Tucker Lepley, M Jonathan Pérez

Lineup Notes:

  • 2022 MLS Cup MVP John McCarthy makes his 11th consecutive start in goal for the LA Galaxy in today’s match against Seattle. McCarthy, who made three saves in the 1-0 shutout victory over win over Seattle on March 30, posted four shutouts in eight matches played during LAFC’s run to the 2022-23 Concacaf Champions League Final, earning Golden Glove honors and being named to the Concacaf Champions League Best XI.
  • Japanese International defender Miki Yamane makes his 10th appearance (10th start) during the 2024 campaign. Yamane was named to the J1 League Best XI in three consecutive seasons (2020, 2021, 2022), and helped Kawasaki Frontale earn two J1 League titles (2021, 2020), two Emperor’s Cup titles (2020, 2023) and one Japanese Super Cup (2021).
  • Japanese International defender Maya Yoshida captains the Galaxy in today’s match. Yoshida, who has recorded two goals in 10 appearances (10 starts) during the 2024 campaign, tallied one goal and one assist in 12 appearances (12 starts) for the Galaxy in league play last year.
  • Making his first start for the Galaxy in league play dating back to June 11, 2023 (a span of 329 days) is LA Galaxy and U.S. Men’s National Team Defender Jalen Neal, who has tallied one goal in 22 appearances (18 starts) across all competitions for LA.
  • Argentine youth international defender Julián Aude, who recorded his first career goal in MLS play against LAFC on April 6, makes his 11th start of the season in today’s match against Seattle. Aude, who ranks tied for eighth in MLS in fouls suffered (24), has recorded one goal and two assists in 10 appearances (10 starts) during the 2024 campaign.
  • Starting in midfield is Gastón Brugman, who has tallied two assists in nine appearances (5 starts) during the 2024 MLS Regular Season. The Uruguayan midfielder has tallied six goals and six assists in 51 career matches played (48 starts) across all competitions in three seasons played for the LA Galaxy (2022-Present). Brugman’s wife, Marcela, gave birth to their second child, Francisco, on Tuesday, April 30.
  • Next to Brugman is Edwin Cerrillo, who has made 10 appearances (7 starts) for the LA Galaxy during the 2024 campaign. Cerrillo has tallied five assists in 108 career MLS regular-season appearances (78 starts).
  • Ghanaian International winger Joseph Paintsil, who has recorded four goals and four assists in 10 games played (10 starts), makes his 11th start of the 2024 campaign. Paintsil has three games of at least one goal and one assist in the same match, which ranks tied for second in MLS with Evander behind only Lionel Messi (6).
  • Diego Fagundez, who has tallied one goal and two assists in 10 appearances (4 starts) this season, makes the start in midfield. Notably, Fagundez, who has 143 goal contributions (70 goals, 70 assists) in 368 career regular-season games played (272 starts) is one of 10 players in league history to have a minimum of 70 career regular-season goals and assists.
  • Brazilian youth international forward Gabriel Pec makes his sixth consecutive start in today’s match against Austin. Pec, scored his first MLS goal against Seattle on March 30, has tallied two goals and one assist in nine appearances (6 starts) for LA during the 2024 campaign. Notably, Pec recorded 40 goal contributions (26 goals, 14 assists) in 178 career appearances across all competitions with Vasco da Gama (2019-23).
  • Miguel Berry, who has made 10 appearances (2 start) during the 2024 campaign, makes his third start of the season in today’s match against Seattle. Berry has recorded 11 goals and three assists in 85 career MLS regular-season games played (41 starts).