Sigi Schmid was just a few minutes away from a dose of sweet revenge against his old team. But a late strike from substitute Lamar Neagle salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Seattle Sounders in a pulsating clash with Schmid's LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night.
Despite their humble place in the Western Conference standings, the Galaxy were the better side for long stretches and deserved their lead when Gyasi Zardes headed home a Romain Alessandrini cross in the first half. But Neagle came off the bench to stab a deflected finish past LA goalkeeper Brian Rowe, who had to spell injured starter Jon Kempin at the half-hour mark, and neither side could break the deadlock despite six minutes of stoppage time.
There was plenty of drama in the dying minutes, however, with Seattle defender Roman Torres sent off for an iinfraction on Jermaine Jones ruled a denial of a goalscoring opportunity by referee Drew Fisher.
- 25' – LA – Gyasi Zardes Watch
- 85' – SEA – Lamar Neagle
- SEA: Saturday, Sept. 16 – at FC Dallas (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
- LA: Saturday, Sept. 16 – vs. Toronto FC (10:30 pm ET | TSN1/3/4 in Canada, MLS LIVE in US)
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1
Sunday, Sept. 10 2017 – 6:00 p.m. PT
2017 MLS Regular Season
CenturyLink Field – Seattle, Washington
LA – Gyasi Zardes (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini, Jonathan dos Santos) 25’
SEA – Lamar Neagle (Assisted by Roman Torres) 85’
LA – Jermaine Jones (caution) 34’
LA – Bradley Diallo (caution) 42’
LA – Romain Alessandrini (caution) 55’
SEA – Oniel Fisher (caution) 73’
SEA – Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 75’
LA – Giovani dos Santos (caution) 80’
LA – Gyasi Zardes (caution) 81’
SEA – Roman Torres (ejection) 90’
LA Galaxy: Jon Kempin; Bradley Diallo, Dave Romney, Daniel Steres, Ashley Cole; Jermaine Jones, Jonathan dos Santos; Romain Alessandrini, Giovani dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng (Bradford Jamieson IV 84’); Gyasi Zardes.
Substitutions not used: Brian Rowe, Hugo Arellano, Rafael Garcia, João Pedro, Jack McInerney, Ariel Lassiter.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 10; SAVES: 4
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, Oniel Fisher (Gustac Svensson 74’); Osvaldo Alonso ©, Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Victor Rodriguez (Lamar Neagle 83’); Jordan Morris (Will Bruin 62’).
Substitutions not used: Tyler Miller, Aaron Kovar, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem.
Head Coach: Brian Schmetzer
TOTAL SHOTS: 20; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Alex Chilowicz