Full time: LAFC 1, Sounders 3. Not good enough on the night for the black-and-gold. Thanks for following along, here’s the full recap from the match.
60th minute: GOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi with the tap-in after a fantastic give-and-go on the counter by Bradley Wright-Phillips and Jose Cifuentes. Game on?
49th minute: Goal Sounders. Morris again, this time getting a feed in acres of space on a counter and coolly slots it home.
48th minute: Goal Sounders. Kenneth Vermeer comes out and misses, and Jordan Morris scores to make it 2-0.
11th minute: Goal Sounders. Raul Ruidiaz has a crack from distance with Kenneth Vermeer standing on the edge of his 6-yard box. Sounders have the early lead, can LAFC recover?
LAFC bring in Danilo Silva for his first start of the season, while Jose Cifuentes gets a start and Bradley Wright-Phillips is back in the XI.
Seattle play the group you would expect at the moment considering who’s available for Brian Schmetzer.
Los Angeles Football Club will look to get back to action after an unprecedented player strike Wednesday, as they’re next scheduled to take on the Seattle Sounders Sunday evening at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
LAFC were supposed to play Real Salt Lake in Utah Wednesday, but the players joined athletes in other American professional sports in going on strike to protest racial injustice and disproportionate violence against Black people in the United States, with the game not proceeding.
So the last game LAFC played was still the rivalry loss to the LA Galaxy just over a week ago, and they’ll look to get back to business against the Sounders. With Carlos Vela ruled out for at least several weeks, they’ll have to perform without their talisman once again.
The Sounders also went on strike Wednesday, when they were supposed to play the Galaxy. Their last game played was a 3-0 romp over their biggest rivals, the Portland Timbers, in Oregon. I suspect the Sounders won’t be the same pushovers they were in Orlando, when LAFC beat them at the MLS is Back Tournament.
How will this game look? Hard to say! I expect it will be played, but I can’t say I know the players’ frame of mind coming in, and look, we’ve all been preoccupied by outside factors while on the job before. Will that spill over into the game on either side? We’ll see. It’s been a wild week in a truly indescribable year so far.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LAFC are (+138) while Seattle are (+163). The odds of a draw are (+280), so the bookmakers are calling this pretty even, but giving LAFC a slight edge. Considering the big win LAFC posted last time these teams met, that makes some sense, but I’m a bit surprised considering this game will be in Seattle.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Sounders will be televised nationally on FS1, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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