Marco Farfan starts at left back with Diego Palacios benched, while Carlos Vela is on the bench.
Stefan Cleveland starts for the Sounders in goal for the injured Stefan Frei.
LAFC had a week to rest, regroup and hopefully turn the page on their first loss of the 2021 season, as they will head back out on the road to face the Seattle Sounders to wrap up the MLS matchweek on Sunday evening at Lumen Field.
Diego Rossi scored his first goal of the season, but LAFC lost 2-1 at the LA Galaxy last weekend. Carlos Vela was called “a possibility” for this game and he’s off the injury report, so his return could provide a boost for a team that’s been in a bit of a slump to start the season.
The Sounders played midweek, beating the San Jose Earthquakes on the road 1-0 but that win came at a cost, with Stefan Frei and Jordy Delem both suffering knee injuries. Frei’s injury isn’t a torn ACL but he’s going to miss this game for sure, while Delem and Josh Atencio (quad) are out, and Nicolas Lodeiro (knee) is questionable heading into the match.
For LAFC, only Kwadwo Opoku, who suffered a knee injury on loan with Las Vegas Lights midweek, and Eric Dueñas (ankle) are listed as out, no other players are on the injury report at all.
These teams tied 1-1 a few weeks back at The Banc, and games up in Seattle tend to be tough for LAFC. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get a result, and if they can raise their play, they can beat anyone. Here’s hoping they bring that in this game.
According to our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LAFC are (+195), the Sounders are (+138) and a draw is (+230), so LAFC are slight favorites again this week, although they aren’t really going too hard on them anyway, so it’s all kind of a toss-up.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LAFC and the Sounders will be televised nationally on FS1 and Fox Deportes, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 6:55.
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