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How to Watch LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders: Lineups, odds, game thread

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Can shorthanded LAFC grab a result at home?

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Full time: LAFC 3, Sounders 1. Best grinding win for LAFC since last year. Great effort, feels great. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap.


84th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Musovski scores his second of the day, following up on Latif Blessing’s blocked shot. Let’s goooo!


77th minute: Goal Sounders. Nico Lodeiro with a peach of a free kick, and it’s a 2-1 game now.


65th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Francisco Ginella opens his account to make it 2-0.


15th minute: GOOOOOOOL LAFC! Danny Musovski heads in Atuesta’s free kick! Let’s gooooooooo!


Lineups:

LAFC go with Danny Musovski and Adrien Perez in attack, and Jordan Harvey is back at left back, with Francisco Ginella at center back and Dejan Jakovic in central defense.

Seattle roll out a strong group, with Will Bruin up top in Raul Ruidiaz’s place.


Los Angeles Football Club have the unexpected luxury of getting a week between games, and on Sunday they will host the Seattle Sounders for a late-afternoon matinee on national TV.

LAFC won their last game, 3-1 over Real Salt Lake, with each of LAFC’s starting forwards scoring in the road win. Unfortunately, two of those forwards — Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez — are gone, and so are fellow starters Diego Palacios and Jose Cifuentes, all on international duty. The Sounders have pretty soundly beaten LAFC the last two meetings, so is this going to be another whooping?

Maybe, maybe not. The Sounders are missing Raul Ruidiaz themselves, who has turned out to be pretty deadly against the black-and-gold. More of their lineup is intact, however, and even if the game is in LA the Sounders have just been more consistently good since the local return to play. If LAFC won this game, it would be their first back-to-back wins in league play this year, so it doesn’t look great on paper.

But that’s why the games are played, after all. I think a few extra days to prepare will help LAFC, after their midweek game was postponed, and I think this is a challenge game on the part of Bob Bradley to the remaining, healthy squad. Can they step up this time and get a result? We know LAFC can get results on the Sounders. Will they? Let’s tune in to find out.

Odds:

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday night, LAFC are (+108) while Seattle are (+215). The odds of a draw are (+275). The bookmakers have LAFC slight favorites but really a tossup here, we’ll see what happens.

How to Watch:

Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Sounders will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, which you can watch on Fubo TV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 4 pm PT with kickoff to follow.

Come chat about the game with us in the comment section below!

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