Match Report: LA Galaxy lose 3-0 at home to Seattle Sounders FC

The Seattle Sounders look like they’ve solved some of their early-season issues. The LA Galaxy, meanwhile, still have many questions left to answer.

In a Western Conference showdown between a pair of perennial powerhouses mired in slow starts, the Sounders trounced the host Galaxy, 3-0, on Sunday at the StubHub Center to snap a three-game winless streak.

Clint Dempsey led the way with a goal and an assist, partnering well in the attack with Nicolás Lodeiro and Jordan Morris, who also scored for the defending MLS Cup champs.

The Galaxy, on the other hand, sputtered from the start in their fifth loss in seven matches, ending up on the wrong side of an Ashley Cole own goal while generating few scoring chances.

Goals

  • 7
  • 29' — SEA — Clint Dempsey WATCH
  • 8
  • 35' — SEA — Ashley Cole (OG) WATCH
  • 9
  • 44' — SEA — Jordan Morris WATCH
  • 10

Next Up

  • 13
  • LA: Saturday, April 29 vs. Philadelphia (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
  • 14
  • SEA: Saturday, April 29 vs. New England (10 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
  • 15

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 0, Seattle Sounders FC 3
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2017 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, Calif.

Scoring Summary:

SEA – Clint Dempsey (Assisted by Nicolas Lodeiro, Joevin Jones) 29’

SEA – Ashley Cole (own goal) 35’

SEA – Jordan Morris (Assisted by Clint Dempsey, Jordy Delem) 44’

Misconduct Summary:

SEA – Cristian Roldan 28’ (caution)

LA – Romain Alessandrini 41’ (caution)

SEA – Tony Alfaro 84’ (caution)

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Nathan Smith (Bradford Jamieson IV 72’), Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole (Dave Romney 84’); Romain Alessandrini, Jermaine Jones, João Pedro, Emmanuel Boateng (Baggio Husidic 38’); Giovani dos Santos, Gyasi Zardes.

Substitutions not used: Jon Kempin, Rafael Garcia, Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean

Head Coach: Curt Onalfo

TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Jordy Delem, Joevin Jones, Gustav Svensson, Tony Alfaro; Nicolas Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey (Henry Wingo 85’), Cristian Roldan, Jordan Morris (Harry Shipp 68’), Osvaldo Alonso ©, Will Bruin

Substitutions not used: Zach Mathers, Alvaro Fernandez, Seyi Adekoya, Bryan Meredith, Nouhou Tolo

Head Coach: Brian Schmetzer

TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 3

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Mike Rottersman
4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
Attendance: 24,931