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LA Galaxy silenced by Sounders in full-capacity stadium

For the first time since 7 March 2020, the LA Galaxy hosted a game at full capacity but failed to take the win and the points against Seattle.

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LA Galaxy silenced by Sounders in full-capacity stadium

After three weeks off due to the international break, the Los Angeles Galaxy returned to action to host Seattle Sounders at the Dignity Health Sports Park in week 8 of the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season. The hosts though suffered a tough 2-1 loss at home.

LA Galaxy hosted capacity crowds

For the first time since 7 March 2020, the Galaxy hosted a game at full capacity, but the home team failed to take the victory and the points in their stadium. In the 20th minute the referee signaled a penalty in favor of Javier Hernández and Sacha Kljesten converted.

The visiting team answered back in the 41st minute with a header from Yeimar Andrade to level the game. Two minutes later, Chicharito arrived at the near post and hit the crossbar, leaving the sides to return to their respective locker rooms with the game tied 1-1.

At the beginning of the second half, the Sounders came in looking to take the advantage. In the 49th minute, Raul Ruidíaz latched on to a rebound inside the box to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. The Galaxy had a few opportunities to earn a point, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Seattle's win left the Sounders in place at the top of the Western Conference with 21 points, while the Galaxy dropped to fourth with 15 points after 8 weeks.