The Seattle Sounders pummeled the LA Galaxy in a performance that got the boo-birds rustling in StubHub Center. 24,931 astonished Galaxy fans witnessed the Galaxy fall to a 2-5 record as the Sounders grabbed the win by force in the 1st half and never let up.
The Rave Green attacked the Galaxy left-wing with Jordan Morris against rookie Nathan Smith and boy did Morris ever do a number on the Galaxy defense as evidenced by his 44th minute goal. This goal came only 10 minutes after the Galaxy’s Ashley Cole own goal sent the angry LA fans into a tizzy.
This game was pretty much all Sounders as they had 17 shots on goal. But what was really telling was the midfield play by the Sounders and their stunning accuracy.
— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) April 23, 2017
The Sounders have had to make do without two key defenders with Brad Evans and Roman Torres out. Luckily, the Galaxy offense was out of sync and Stefan Frei worked his usual magic with another shutout.
“We’ve had a tough stretch of games against some really tough opponents, but we’ve actually played quite well,” said Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei this week. “We’re doing all the hard work really well, now it’s more just time to reward ourselves and make that possession count, make that dominance count, get a couple of goals, and get a result because that’s all that really matters.”
SSU Man of the Match
Clint Dempsey looked his old self with a goal in the 29th minute. After his health concerns last year, a fully healthy Deuce could be what this team needs to make a deep run.
Next Side Up
Sounders host the New England Revolution Saturday night at 7pm.