LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Dignity Health Sports Complex – Carson
August 17 – 10:00 PM ET



Following a midweek win over FC Dallas, the LA Galaxy host a Seattle Sounders side winless in their last three games when the Western Conference heavyweights square off at Dignity Health Sports Complex Saturday night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck for a second-half brace to lift the Galaxy (13-11-1) to a 2-0 win over FCD Wednesday night in Carson to snap a three-match losing streak. Ibrahimovic broke the scoreless stalemate in the 68th minute before adding the insurance goal from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.

The Sounders (11-8-6) dropped to fifth in the Western Conference following a 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. Sam Johnson scored the opening goal in the 25th minute and Albert Rusnak and Corey Baird tacked on second-half strikes for the hosts.  

LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle

Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 PM ET
Dignity Health Sports Park


LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrini (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Joe Corona (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Perry Kitchen (M) - groin surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Diego Polenta (D), Favio Alvarez (M), Rolf Feltscher (D)
  • International duty:  None

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
    • OUT: Brad Smith (D) - right adductor strain
    • OUT: Alex Roldan (D) - left ankle sprain
    • OUT: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain
  • Suspended: Roman Torres (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kelvin Leerdam (D), Nouhou Tolo (D), Nico Lodeiro (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Galaxy

  • Galaxy: 6 wins, 20 goals
  • Sounders: 3 wins, 14 goals
  • 4 draws


  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees:  Kyle Atkins, Jason White
  • 4th Official:  Mark Allatin
  • VAR:  Kevin Stott