LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounder FC 1
May 10, 2009
Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field – Seattle, Wash.
SEA -- Sebastien Le Toux 1 (Nate Jaqua 3, Steve Zakuani 3) 22’
LA -- Alan Gordon 2 (Mike Magee 1) 35’
LA -- Alan Gordon (Yellow Card) 32’
SEA -- Brad Evans (Yellow Card) 45’
SEA -- James Riley (Red Card) 57’
SEA -- Freddie Ljungberg (Yellow Card) 58’
LA -- Mike Magee (Yellow Card) 59’
LA -- Tony Sanneh (Yellow Card) 61’
SEA -- Nate Jaqua (Yellow Card) 80’
LA -- Stefani Miglioranzi (Yellow Card) 83’
LA Galaxy: Donovan Ricketts, Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez, Gregg Berhalter, Tony Sanneh, Mike Magee, Dema Kovalenko (Edson Buddle 84’), Stefani Miglioranzi, Landon Donovan, Jovan Kirovski (Chris Klein 63’), Alan Gordon (Eddie Lewis 76’).
Subs Not Used: Josh Saunders, A.J. DeLaGarza, Josh Tudela, Bryan Jordan.
Seattle Sounders FC: Kasey Keller, Nathan Sturgis (Zach Scott 72’), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Steve Zakuani (Sanna Nyassi 73’), Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Sebastian Le Toux (Stephen King 87’), Nate Jaqua, Freddie Ljungberg.
Subs Not Used: Chris Eylander, Taylor Graham, Patrick Ianni, Tyson Wahl.
· With the draw, the Galaxy are now 1-1-6 on the season, leaving them in sixth place in the Western Conference with nine points. LA are one point behind Real Salt Lake for fifth place in the conference and four points ahead of seventh place San Jose.
· Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena made four changes to his lineup from the 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday with Jovan Kirovski, Alan Gordon, Mike Magee and Tony Sanneh returning to the lineup in place of Edson Buddle, Chris Klein, Eddie Lewis and Sean Franklin. Buddle, Klein and Lewis came in as substitutes, while Franklin traveled but did not dress for the match.
· The Galaxy were without Yohance Marshall, who is on the club’s Disabled List and not eligible for selection and is out until at least the home game against Kansas City in May 30. Meanwhile, Griffin came off of the Disabled List and was eligible to return to duty on Sunday in Seattle, but did not travel with the team.
· Today’s game marked the first MLS meeting between the Galaxy and Sounders. LA defeated Seattle, then of the A-League (now USL First Division), in the Third Round of the 2000 U.S. Open Cup and in the Quarterfinals of the Open Cup in 2003, claiming 2-1 and 5-1 wins respectively. Additionally, the Galaxy beat the Sounders’ PDL team, the Seattle Sounders Select, in the Third Round of the 2001 Open Cup by a score of 3-1.
· The Sounders are the 16th different MLS team that the Galaxy will play since the start of MLS in 1996. All-time, the Galaxy are 10-4-2 the first time that they play a team and 7-7-2 in their first road game against a new team.
· The last team that the Galaxy faced for the first time-ever was Toronto FC, who joined MLS during the 2007 season. Those two teams met for the first time on August 5, 2007, playing to a 0-0 draw.
· With Sebastien Le Toux’s first half goal for Seattle Sounders FC, the Galaxy have now fallen behind 1-0 in six of their eight games this season, including all four road games. However, LA has come back to earn a draw in five of those games.
· Alan Gordon scored his second goal of the season. His first coming on April 4 in a 3-2 loss versus Colorado.
· Gordon’s goal also marked the first goal that Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller has given up at home this season and his second overall.
· Mike Magee’s assist was the first of his Galaxy career, adding to his first goal on Wednesday night at Real Salt Lake.
· With the red card to James Riley in the 57th minute, the Galaxy have now seen an opponent sent off for just the second time this season. The first coming on April 11 against Chivas USA as midfielder Paulo Nagamura was sent off in the 45th minute.
· With the draw, Donovan Ricketts remains unbeaten in his MLS career. He now has a 1-0-5 record for LA this season.
· The Galaxy remain unbeaten on the road this season with a 0-0-4 record. LA and the Chicago Fire are the only two teams in MLS not to have suffered a defeat on the road in 2009.
· After collecting six yellow cards and three red cards in the first four games of the season, the Galaxy recorded their first yellow card in three games.
· The attendance for today’s game was 29,025.
· The Galaxy are back in action on Sunday when they host the reigning MLS Cup Champion Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center. That game kicks off at 12 p.m. and can be seen live on both FS West and Telefutura.
· For more about this afternoon’s game, please visit http://www.lagalaxy.com/.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounder FC 1