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Mike Fiechtner

LAFCvSEA Starting XI: Brad Smith earns first start for Sounders FC since 2019 MLS Cup

The Seattle Sounders are taking on LAFC (4:00 p.m. PT; ESPN, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM) at Banc of California Stadium on Sunday. Here is the Delta Starting XI:


  • Head Coach Brian Schmetzer makes one change from the side that picked up a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in midweek, with Brad Smith starting at left back in place of Nouhou.
  • Smith starts his first match for the Rave Green since the 2019 MLS Cup final on November 10, 2019.
  • The Sounders are without the services of six First Team players, with Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Gustav Svensson (Sweden) and Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) away on international duty, and Joevin Jones (R high ankle sprain), Trey Muse (concussion) and Danny Leyva (L foot fracture) unavailable through injury.