The Seattle Sounders are hosting Western Conference rivals the LA Galaxy on Sunday, Sept. 10. Here is everything you need to know about the match:
WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field.
WHERE TO WATCH: The game will be televised on FS1 and in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
WHERE TO LISTEN: The game will air on 107.7 The End and in Spanish on El Rey 1360 AM.
2017 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Sounders: 11-7-9 (42 points, 1st West), Galaxy: 7-14-5 (26 points, 9th West).
ALL-TIME HISTORY: The Sounders are 6-9-8 all time against the Galaxy, including a 3-4-4 record at home.
RECENT MEETINGS: The Sounders are unbeaten in their last four matches against the Galaxy (2-0-2), all of which have come under Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. Seattle defeated LA 3-0 in April at the StubHub Center before playing to a scoreless draw in Carson, Calif., in July.
FORZA MOTORSPORT 7: The Sounders and Xbox have unveiled Forza Motorsport 7-themed kits that the club will wear on Sunday. The Forza Motorsport 7 branding will be available at The Pro Shop at CenturyLink Field and will only be available on matchday while supplies last.
UNBEATEN RUN: The Sounders are looking to extend their club-unbeaten streak to 12 matches on Sunday. They are outscoring their opponents 22-10 and have not lost since June 17.
RETURNING INTERNATIONALS: Seattle had a club-record nine players away on international duty during this past week’s FIFA break, eight of whom were competing in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
NOUHOU SUSPENDED: Left back Nouhou received a straight red card at the end of the Sounders’ 1-1 home draw with the Portland Timbers on Aug. 27 and will serve a one-game suspension on Sunday against the Galaxy.
OLD FACES: Former longtime Sounders Head Coach Sigi Schmid will return to CenturyLink Field for the first time as an opposing manager on Sunday. He took over the helm at LA on July 27.
NEW FACES: The Galaxy signed Mexican international Jonathan dos Santos as their third Designated Player on July 27, but he did not feature against the Sounders on July 29. Jonathan is the brother of teammate Giovani, also a Mexican international and Galaxy DP. LA also signed 33-year-old defender Michael Ciani, a veteran French defender most recently with FC Lorient in France’s Ligue 1.
DEPARTED FACES: The Galaxy sold defender Jelle Van Damme to Royal Antwerp in his native Belgium for $235,000 on Aug. 18. Van Damme, 32, was a finalist for 2016 MLS Newcomer and Defender of the Year and had started 46 matches in his two seasons in Los Angeles.
A WIN AT LAST: The Galaxy defeated the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 2, ending their 10-match winless streak (0-9-1). Their previous win came on June 21.