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MATCH RECAP: Sounders FC Plays to Scoreless Home Draw with LA Galaxy

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SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC (2-5-4, 10 points) played to a scoreless draw with the LA Galaxy (5-2-4, 19 points) on Sunday afternoon on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field. Stefan Frei recorded his third shutout of the season and 108th of his MLS career – four shy of second in league history – as the Rave Green earned a home point in the first of three matches this week. Brian Schmetzer’s side now begins its 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign on Wednesday, May 8 against Louisville City FC at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT / USOpenCup.com, 950 KJR AM), before traveling south to face archrival Portland Timbers on Sunday, May 12 at Providence Park (1:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, FOX, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).

MATCH NOTES

  • Sounders FC now sits 11th in the Western Conference with 10 points (2-5-4), level on points with Portland but holding the goal differential tiebreaker.
  • Sunday’s match marked the second of two meetings between Seattle and LA this season. The Galaxy defeated Sounders FC 1-0 on March 30 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Seattle holds a 14-11-14 all-time record against the Galaxy in regular-season play.
  • Since joining MLS in 2009, Sounders FC has faced the LA Galaxy more times (46) than any other opponent in regular season and postseason play.
  • Stefan Frei recorded his third shutout of the season and 108th cleansheet of his MLS career, four short of Kevin Hartman for second in league history.
  • Reed Baker-Whiting made his first appearance of 2024 after missing an extended period of time due to a hamstring injury suffered last fall.
  • Tacoma Defiance midfielder Georgi Minoungou, eligible today for Seattle due to a short-term loan, made his first MLS appearance off the bench.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 0 – LA Galaxy 0

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field

Referee: Drew Fischer

Assistants: Michael Barwegen, Lyes Arga

Fourth Official: Mark Allatin

VAR: Michael Radchuck

Attendance: 31,102

Weather: 50 degrees and cloudy

SCORING SUMMARY

None

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA – Jordan Morris (caution) 75’

LAG – Joseph Paintsill (caution) 81’

LAG – Edwin Cerrillo (caution) 83’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Cristian Roldan, Yeimar (Reed Baker-Whiting 86’), Jackson Ragen, Nouhou; João Paulo (Cody Baker 74’), Josh Atencio (Danny Musovski 57’), Obed Vargas, Albert Rusnák (Léo Chú 74’), Jordan Morris (Georgi Minoungou* 86’); Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Andrew Thomas, Jonathan Bell, Dylan Teves, Paul Rothrock

*Tacoma Defiance player on short-term loan

Total shots: 19

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 8

Offside: 1

Corner-Kicks: 12

Saves: 3

LA Galaxy – John McCarthy; Miki Yamane, Julian Aude (John Nelson 90’+5’), Maya Yoshida, Jalen Neal; Gaston Brugman, Diego Fagundez (Daniel Aguirre 82’), Edwin Cerrillo (Jonathan Perez 86’); Gabriel Pec, Miguel Berry (Eriq Zavaleta 90’+5’), Joseph Paintsill

Substitutes not used: Novak Micovic, Mauricio Cuevas, Tucker Lepley, Emiro Garces

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 12

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 5

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