But despite all that potential for drama, the game itself fizzled, as the two Western Conference powers labored to a 0-0 draw at StubHub Center on Saturday night.
The two sides took 30 shots combined, but just six of them (four for LA, two for Seattle) found the target. Stars Romain Alessandrini and Clint Dempsey were lively, but neither could inspire their teams, while Galaxy All-Star Jelle Van Damme was sent off in the late going for a rash tackle on Nicolas Lodeiro that earned him a second yellow card.
- LA: Sunday, Aug. 6 – at Portland (4 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
- SEA: Saturday, Aug. 5 – at Minnesota (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 0, Seattle Sounders FC 0
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2017 MLS Regular Season
StubHub Center – Los Angeles, California
LA – Jermaine Jones 42’ (caution)
LA – Jelle Van Damme 45’+1’ (caution)
LA – Bradley Diallo 80’ (caution)
SEA – Joevin Jones 83’ (caution)
LA – Romain Alessandrini 85’ (caution)
LA – Jelle Van Damme 86’ (ejection)
LA Galaxy: Brian Rowe; Pele van Anholt (Bradley Diallo 71’), Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme ©, Ashley Cole; Jermaine Jones, João Pedro; Romain Alessandrini, Giovani dos Santos (Rafael Garcia 89’), Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 77’); Gyasi Zardes
Substitutions not used: Jon Kempin, Hugo Arellano, Raul Mendiola, Jack McInerney.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 2
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Romain Torres, Chad Marshall, Nouhou Tolo (Jordan Morris 66’), Kelvin Leerdam; Cristian Roldan, Joevin Jones, Gustav Svensson, Nicolas Lodeiro ©; Will Bruin (Brad Evans 80’), Clint Dempsey.
Substitutions not used: Tyler Miller, Tony Alfaro, Harry Ship, Jordy Delem, Aaron Kovar.
Head Coach: Brian Schmetzer
TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 4
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Apolinar Mariscal, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford