Match Report: LA Galaxy suffer 4-2 loss at home to Seattle Sounders FC

Jordan Morris struck for a second-half brace to help lead the Seattle Sounders FC to a stunning 4-2 victory over the LA Galaxy Sunday afternoon at StubHub Center.

The win keeps Seattle’s hopes of a berth in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs and denied the Galaxy of booking their ticket.

Morris broke a 1-all tie in the 63rd minute when he received a pass from Alvaro Fernandez at midfield and blew past Daniel Steres to run in alone on goal before clinically finishing to give Seattle a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute.

Morris then netted his second goal 11 minutes later, taking a touch before burying the rebound of a saved Valdez shot with his left foot to give Seattle a 3-1 lead.

Osvaldo Alonso followed with a stunning strike into the side netting in the 78th minute after a pass from Nicolas Lodeiro deflected off referee.

Robbie Keane pulled the hosts a goal back five minutes from full time from the penalty spot after it was ruled that Alonso pulled down Steven Gerrard.

Keane opened the scoring on 20 minutes, latching onto a tremendous cross by Sebastian Lletgetand heading over Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei from eight yards out for his ninth goal of the season and second in his last three appearances.

Seattle leveled 15 minutes later when Andreas Ivanschitz’s driven corner kick glanced off the head of Jelle Van Damme and into his own net.


LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 2, Seattle Sounders FC 4
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
2016 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, Calif. 

Scoring Summary:

LA – Robbie Keane (Assisted by Sebastian Lletget, Giovani dos Santos) 20’

SEA – Jelle Van Damme (own goal) 35’

SEA – Jordan Morris (Assisted by Alvaro Fernandez) 63’

SEA – Jordan Morris 73’

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso (Assisted by Nicolas Lodeiro) 78’

LA – Robbie Keane (penalty) 85’ 

Misconduct Summary:

LA – Robbie Keane (caution) 59’

SEA – Nelson Valdez (caution) 66’

SEA – Nicolas Lodeiro (caution) 81’

SEA – Roman Torres (caution) 87’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Robbie Rogers, Daniel Steres (Alan Gordon 76’), Jelle Van Damme, Ashley Cole; Jeff Larentowicz, Sebastian Lletget; Baggio Husidic (Landon Donovan 66’), Giovani dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng (Steven Gerrard 72’); Robbie Keane ©

Substitutions: Dan Kennedy, A.J. DeLaGarza, Rafael Garcia, Mike Magee 

Head Coach: Bruce Arena 

SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; CORNERS: 7; OFFSIDES: 1; SAVES: 3 

Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Roman Torres, Joevin Jones (Oniel Fisher 82’), Chad Marshall, Tyrone Mears, Cristian Roldan, Osvaldo Alonso ©, Nicolas Lodeiro, Alvaro Fernandez (Herculez Gomez 83’), Andreas Ivanschitz (Nelson Valdez 65’), Jordan Morris.

Substitutions not used: Nathan Sturgis, Oalex Anderson, Tyler Miller, Zach Scott.

Head Coach: Brian Schmetzer

SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; CORNERS: 5; OFFSIDES: 1; SAVES: 7

Referee: Armando Villarreal

Referee’s Assistants: Corey Parker and Kyle Atkins

4th Official: Nima Saghafi

Attendance: 25,819