Full time: LAFC WIN! 1-0 over Seattle Sounders. What a game!
83rd minute: Red card! Tony Alfaro is sent off for Seattle after picking up two yellows in four minutes. It’s all happening!
65th minute: Will Bruin equalizes for Seattle, but goal is immediately called off for offside. Looks like the right call. Still 1-0 for LAFC, but Seattle are knocking on the door
Halftime: LAFC are up 1-0. The Sounders have settled in over the second half of the opening 45, and LAFC will need to regroup in order to keep the lead for another half. But still, a fantastic start for the new boys.
36th minute: Save! Laurent Ciman makes a likely goal-saving clearance on an open Harry Shipp in LAFC’s box. What a play from the Belgian.
Miller would have had a hard time stopping this. pic.twitter.com/pwfw5yFQ05— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) March 4, 2018
13th minute: Tyler Miller makes an incredible save on Nouhou’s snap shot to preserve LAFC’s lead
Tyler Miller robs his old teammate Nouhou of a fantastic goal. pic.twitter.com/2htY6H7LYF— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) March 4, 2018
11th minute: GOAL! Diego Rossi hits a golazo off a feed from Carlos Vela. What a start! 1-0
2nd minute: Latif Blessing with a diving header that goes off the post! So close to a dream start!
Pregame update: Huge news roughly 12 minutes from kickoff, as Walker Zimmerman is a late scratch, and Dejan Jakovic replaces him. That is really concerning.
Looks like the fitness test didn't hold for Walker Zimmerman. He's out and Dejan Jakovic is in. #LAFC— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) March 4, 2018
Los Angeles Football Club are set to take the field, against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field, for their first-ever game. We’ll have major updates of the match on this article as they happen, plus you can comment below to have a chat about how the game is going.
Who’s ready? WE ARE READY.
LAFC have perhaps one surprise, as Laurent Ciman is deemed fit to start in central defense, and will be wearing the captain’s armband.
Likely formation: 4-2-3-1
Seattle welcome in Roman Torres for his 2018 debut, and bring in Jordy Delem for his first start at right back. Nicolas Lodeiro starts, but Clint Dempsey (also not in the 18) and Chad Marshall do not.
How to Watch Sounders vs. LAFC:
Broadcast on ESPN starts at 2 pm PT. Kickoff will likely be about 2:25 pm. You can also watch the game on ESPN Deportes and Watch ESPN.