LA Galaxy 2-2 Seattle Sounders: Bingham's mistake earns Seattle a point
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Final Score | LA Galaxy 2-2 Seattle Sounders, MLS
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Full time stats
- 89% 10%
- 71% 28%
- 41% 58%
- 63% 36%
- 27% 72%
- 18% 81%
- 85% 14%
- 50% 50%
- 52% 47%
- 17% 82%
- 19% 80%
- 29% 70%
- 27% 72%
- 11% 88%
- 57% 42%
- 26% 73%
- 23% 76%
- 15% 84%
BIIINGHAAAM saves Galaxy over the clock... GAME OVER!
Three more minutes to play... Zlatan went for the counter attack but the Sounders defense manages to stop the Swede
LA Galaxy - In goes Corona for Pavon
BINGHAAAAM!!! Seattle had the third but there was a lot of traffic in the area and the LA goalie stopped the ball
Seattle is pressuring hard as they're looking for the late and winning goal
LA Galaxy - In goes Araujo for Antuna
Sounders want the win, but Bingham this time is on spot and block the strike
Seattle has pushed LA into their side of the fiel, but Galaxy is looking strong on defense as they have managed to block every Sounders attempt
Bingham + Feltscher = Sounders are denied again!
Sounders seems a bit desparate as they can't find a way to open up Galaxy's lines
Foul! Jona with a series of great moves as he was looking for a clearing, goes down and Galaxy gets a nice chance with a free kick in attack
Corner! Seattle wants to tie the game, but its attempt goes to Bingham
CLOOOOOSEEEE!!! An awesome counter attack by Pavon and Zlatan, but the captain strike goes by to the side of Seattle's box!
BIIIIINGHAAAAAAM!!! What a save by the LA goalie to keep his team atop on the scoreboard!
Foul! Seattle wins a free kick in the defensive half as they seek to pressure up front
Seattle is looking to tie the game, Lodeiro had a clearing but Bingham was close and blocks the attempt
Penalty for Galaxy! Zlatan takes the shot!
Seattle again pressures up front but Galaxy is compact and has closed all the lines
This half is a bit slower than the first, with Seattle having a little more control than LA Galaxy, but when LA gets the ball they create a lot of danger
Zlatan went for the counter attack but the ball was too long and despite the Swede run, the ball was cleared by Seattle and the chance was missed
Galaxy takes the ball and wants to create some chances but the Sounders recover the ball quite fast to complicate things for the home team
Seattle is taking it calm but doesn't give up the ball and has LA inside its area
Sounders is controling so far the game... Lodeiro was caught offside and LA can't breathe again as they take back the ball
Corner! Sounders with a new chance, this time from the right but the ball goes directly to Bingham's hands!
Galaxy with the ball now trying to go forward but Seattle recovers the ball to create some danger with Ruidiaz, however Bingham is on spot and blocks the attempt
Corner! Seattle wins a nice chance but it ends in nothing as Bingham took the ball
Sounders starts pressuring hard as they create a move with Lodeiro but the LA defense was on spot to block the attempt
Second half is underway!
First half stats
WHISTLE! After an intense first half the game is tied at one
One more minute into this half, with Galaxy pressuring hard up front looking to score again!
BINGHAAAM!!!! Seattle almost scores again but the LA goalie stops the attempt!
the ref adds four minutes!
BIIIIIINGHAAAAAM !!!! Sounders with a new counter attack but the LA goalie manages to block the attempt and sends it to corner!
GOOOOOAAAAL RUIDIAZ!! Sounders with the counter attack and after a missed chance, Raul Ruidiaz finds the back of the net!
Seattle wants to move the ball but the LA side is well on spot and its not easy to open up the lines
Galaxy's slowlu getting back the control of the game but can't seem to find a way to create some real danger for Seattle
Zlatan takes the free kick but his shot goes wide over the Sounders net
LA Galaxy - In goes Gonzalez for Alvarez
Galaxy moving the ball pushing Seattle to their field, as they're not letting the Sounders take the ball and managed to win a free kick in the offensive side
Galaxy takes back the ball and starts opening up the game a bit as they want to go forward
Seattle has pushed LA into their side of the field as they keep pressuring to find a space between the lines
Antuna with super calm manages to take the ball out of his small area despite being surrounded by Sounder players
The Sounders are controling the game now with the collective play, and are trying to take advantage of Galaxy playing with ten men
Seattle with the ball now moves forward into the LA side but the defense is on spot however, the Sounders still have the ball and are pressuring hard
Zlatan with a great move looks for Favio but the winger is surrounded and can't finish the play, good intention though
Favio Alvarez tries his luck on goal as he strikes to surprise Frei but his shot goes wide over the Sounders net
LA manages to clear the danger and tries to go forward with the collective play but thr Sounders take back the ball that goes outside the field...
The play is cleared by the defense but Seattle recovers the ball and is pressuring Galaxy hard on their inside area
Corner! Sounders is getting their chance to open up the score
The mood in the field is starting to get hot as both teams are fighting for control
Jona goes down inside the area and the ref calls for penalty!
With Steres out, Galaxy's quick pace is slowing down a bit but the home side keeps pressuring the Sounders up front
Steres is ejected for a hard foul on Ruidiaz, and Galaxy end with 10 players at the start of the game!
PAVOOOOON!! The Argentine with a dangerous strike but Frei gets an outstanding block!
Galaxy is playing at Seattle's side of the field so far
Corner, the game that saw Nouhou hurt ends in a nice chance for LA but Frei gets the ball and the play ends in nothing
Nouhou goes asks for medical assistance as Feltsher stepped over him in a play...
LA Galaxy starts with speed pressuring up front, as they seek to score fast
Ball rolling, game on!
Seattle starting lineup
- 24 Stefan Frei
- 5 Nouhou Tolo
- 18 Kelvin Leerdam
- 25 Xavier Arreaga
- 20 Kim Kee-Hee
- 7 Cristian Roldan
- 13 Jordan Morris
- 10 Lodeiro
- 19 Harry Shipp
- 4 Svensson
- 9 Raúl Ruidíaz
AS to follow, Ruidíaz: The hope of Seattle to go back into the victory road. Ruidíaz will have to be inspired and on a good night to help his team with goals, because LA Galaxy has Zlatan's killer instincts.
Seattle Sounders will try to improve their lousy streak in the last three weeks on the road, as they add two losses and a draw to set themselves fifth of the Western Conference.
AS to follow, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The LA Galaxy captain got back to the scoring path netting both goals against FC Dallas on Wednesday, a road he must keep versus Seattle to set himself a streak ahead of the LA Derby.
LA Galaxy starting XI
- 1 David Bingham
- 3 Diego Polenta
- 25 Feltscher
- 16 Skjelvik
- 5 Daniel Steres
- 11 Fabio Álvarez
- 8 Jonathan
- 18 Carlos Antuna
- 17 Lletget
- 10 Cristian Pavon
- 9 Ibrahimovic
LA Galaxy seems to have taken confidence with the arrival of the Argentine Cristian Pavón, who in the last match against Dallas gave the assist in Zlatan's goal while also earning a penalty for Ibra to score a double.
Galaxy wants to stay on the victory road after beating 2-0 FC Dallas on the midweek session of the MLS week 24th, but the Sounders will seek to take the win on the road as they need points to get over the playoff line.
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