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Lineup Notes:

  • Starting in goal is Jonathan Bond. The Englishman has posted four shutouts and 118 saves in 29 games played for the Galaxy this season.
  • Starting at right back is Julian Araujo, who has appeared in a career-high 30 games played (30 starts) for LA, ranking first on the team in assists (6) and interceptions (55).
  • Making his return to the starting lineup is Nick DePuy, who missed the match against Sporting KC due to yellow-card suspension. DePuy has made a career-high 23 appearances (16 starts) in his second season in LA.
  • Next to DePuy is* Derrick Williams, who makes his fifth consecutive start for the Galaxy dating back to a 2-1 win over Portland on Oct. 16. Williams has tallied three assists in 19 games played (18 starts) for LA in 2021. Starting at left back is Jamaican International Oniel Fisher, who has logged 10 appearances (3 starts) in 356 minutes played during the 2021 campaign.
  • On the right side of the attack is Efrain Alvarez, who has notched two goals and three assists in 24 games played (15 starts) for the Galaxy this season.
  • Captaining the Galaxy is Jonathan dos Santos, who has tallied six goals and 12 assists in 101 career regular-season appearances (89 starts) across five seasons played in LA.
  • Next to Dos Santos is Rayan Raveloson, who ranks tied for second on the team in goals scored (5) in 19 games played (19 starts) this year.
  • Playing on the left side of the attack is Sebastian Lletget, who won the AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 32 for his game-tying goal in a 2-2 draw against Dallas on Oct. 23. Lletget has registered two goals and four assists in 24 games played (19 starts) in his seventh season with the Galaxy.
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who leads the Galaxy with 14 goals scored, makes his 20th appearance (19th start) of the 2021 campaign.
  • Kévin Cabral**, who tallied a goal in a 3-0 win over Houston on Oct. 20, gets the start up top next to Chicharito. Cabral ranks tied for second on the team with five goals and one assist in 26 games played (22 starts) in his first season with the club.

Game Notes:

  • The LA Galaxy (13-12-7, 46 points, -4 GD) sit in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, three points behind the fourth-place Portland Timbers (15-13-4, 49 points, -1 GD), two points behind fifth-place Minnesota United FC (13-11-9, 48 points, -2 GD), one point behind sixth-place Vancouver Whitecaps FC (12-9-11, 47 points, 1 GD) and one point above eighth-place Real Salt Lake (13-13-6, 45 points, 2 GD)
  • Monday’s contest between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC, marks the 33rd regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with the Galaxy trailing the series 10-11-11.
  • In two meetings between LA and Seattle during the 2021 campaign, the Galaxy hold an 0-2-0 record.
  • In seven all-time playoff meetings against Sounders FC, LA leads the series 4-3-0.
  • In 15 regular-season meetings against Seattle at Lumen Field, the Galaxy hold a 4-6-5 record.
  • The last time LA defeated Seattle at Lumen Field in league play, Robbie Keane tallied the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win on July 9, 2016.
  • The Galaxy rank tied for 12th in the league in goals scored (46).
  • As a team, the Galaxy have scored six headed goals.
  • LA has tallied three goals from outside the box.
  • The Galaxy have registered 43 goals scored inside the box this season.
  • LA has tallied five penalty-kick goals during the 2021 campaign.
  • Dating back to the beginning of the 2015 MLS regular season, Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney ranks first amongst all MLS head coaches in wins (98). Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes ranks second (96), while Philadelphia’s Jim Curtain ranks third (91). Orlando’s Oscar Pareja (85) ranks fourth, while Seattle’s Brian Schmetzer (84) rounds out the top five.
  • With the win over Houston Dynamo FC on Oct. 20, Vanney became the 12th coach in MLS history to win 100 regular-season matches.
  • Vanney has a 1-5-1 record in seven all-time MLS regular-season games managed against Seattle during his time as a manager in MLS (2014-Present).
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez ranks tied for ninth in MLS in goals scored (14) in 19 appearances during the 2021 campaign.
  • Chicharito ranks fourth in MLS in goals per 90 minutes played (0.81) with a minimum of 600 minutes played, behind only LAFC’s Cristian Arango (0.96), D.C. United’s Ola Kamara (0.88), and Columbus’ Miguel Berry (0.84).
  • In nine games played at home during the 2021 campaign, Chicharito has tallied eight goals.
  • Chicharito has notched six goals in 10 road games played during the 2021 season.
  • Julian Araujo has appeared in a career-high 29 games played (29 starts) for LA, ranking first on the team in assists (6) and interceptions (55) and ranking tied for sixth in the league in tackles won (50) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Victor Vazquez leads the team with 58 chances created in 26 games played (20 starts).
  • Dejan Joveljić has notched two goals and two assists in 14 regular-season games played (6 starts) in his first season with LA.
  • Sebastian Lletget is the club’s active leader with 156 regular-season games played (129 starts), adding 22 goals and 26 assists for the Galaxy.
  • Jonathan dos Santos became the 30th player in team history to appear in 100 MLS regular-season games for the Galaxy in the 2-2 draw to FC Dallas on Oct. 23.
  • Kévin Cabral, who tallied a goal in a 3-0 win over Houston on Oct. 20, ranks tied for second on the team with five goals and one assist in 26 games played (22 starts) for LA in his first season with the club.
  • Rayan Raveloson’s ranks tied for sixth in the league in headed goals (3) this year.
  • Jorge Villafaña ranks seventh on the team in minutes played (1,697) in 21 games played (20 appearances) in his first season with the Galaxy.
  • Jonathan Bond ranks third in the league in saves (118) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Samuel Grandsir, who has tallied three goals and ranks tied for second on the team in assists (5) in 2021, is the only player on the roster to appear in every match this season (31).
  • Notably, Grandsir ranks second in the league in nutmegs (10) behind only Minnesota United FC’s Emanuel Reynoso (14).
  • In 24 games played (15 starts), Efrain Alvarez has tallied two goals and three assists.
  • Derrick Williams has notched three assists in 19 games played (18 starts) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Sacha Kljestan ranks tied for second on the team in goals scored (5) tied for fourth in assists (4) in 29 games played (13 starts) in his second season in LA.
  • Kljestan ranks tied for third in the league in penalty-kick goals (4).
  • Daniel Steres has tallied eight goals and four assists in 150 games played (137 starts) in his career across all competitions for LA.
  • In his first season with the Galaxy, Sega Coulibaly has played in 19 games (17 starts) during the 2021 campaign.
  • Seventeen different players have made their Galaxy debut this season under Head Coach Greg Vanney.

Storylines:

  • Can the Galaxy continue their push to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs?
  • Can LA earn its first regular-season win in Seattle since a 1-0 victory over the Sounders on July 9, 2016.
  • Nick DePuy will be available for selection after missing last week’s Sporting KC match due to yellow-card suspension.

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