Sounders complete comeback in win over Galaxy, 2-1

Brandon Brown
Photo Credit: LA Galaxy Communications

CARSON, CA – After falling behind early to their western conference rival, the Sounders (6-3-0, 21 pts) were able to rally and secure the 2-1 win over the Galaxy (5-0-3, 15 pts) Saturday night. The match marked the first time the Galaxy have lost at home and the second time they have fallen to the Sounders this season.

Rough Start

LA was the first to get on the board thanks to their number 9 Chicharito drawing a penalty inside of the box in the 20th minute. The call, however controversial, was not checked with VAR and a penalty kick was awarded to the home side. Sacha Kljestan stepped up to the spot and buried the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

The goal marked the 4th time that the Sounders have conceded a goal from the spot this season. In fact, those are the only goals that have been scored against the Rave Green as zero have come from the run of play.

The Equalizer

The LA lead only lasted for 20 minutes as the Sounders once again showed they are not fazed by falling behind early. A corner kick was lined up by João Paulo and sent perfectly in to the noggin of Yeimar Andrade who knocked it home and leveled us at one.

It was the first goal of the season for the Sounders defender while it was the 5th assist for JP. That assist number leads the team and is 2nd in all of MLS, only trailing New England’s Carles Gil (7).

RAAAUUULL

We went into the break level, but that score line did not last much longer than that. In the 49th minute the Sounders had a thrown in inside of their attacking third. Kelyn Rowe launched the ball into the box and after the ball was knocked around for short time, it ended up at the feet of Raúl Ruidíaz who did what he does best.

Ruidíaz came into the match only one goal behind Chicharito for the league lead, his game winner leveled the two star strikers with seven. This match also marks the second straight time that the Sounders were able to keep Chicharito off the score book.

Scoring Summary

  • 21′ LA – Sacha Kljestan (Pen)
  • 41′ SEA – Yeimar Gómez Andrade (Assist: João Paulo)
  • 49′ SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz

Still Unbeaten

The win continues the clubs best start in franchise history at (6-3-0, 21 pts) and has them unbeaten to this point. With Nashville’s loss to the Red Bulls, Seattle also remains the only unbeaten team in the league. Their 21 points also has them sitting atop of the Supports Shield standing with 1 point separating them from the Revolution.

What’s Next?

No time for rest as the Sounders fly home to play host to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. The match will be the first with Lumen Field at full capacity and is sure to be a great one. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm PT and will be broadcast live on JOEtv and Amazon Prime Video.

 

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