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Sounders-Galaxy first kick at 6 p.m.

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 5, 2012 at 1:35 am with No Comments »
August 5, 2012 8:23 am

Here’s our TNT preview of tonight’s match. And below, a quick preview of tonight’s match (please note new start time):

LOS ANGELES GALAXY (10-10-3; 33 POINTS)
AT SOUNDERS FC (9-5-7; 34 POINTS)
6 p.m., CenturyLink Field.
TV:
ESPN2. RADIO: 97.3 FM.
CLUB LEADERS: For Los Angeles: G 9, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane; A 9, David Beckham; S 52, Keane; SOG 27, Keane; GAA 1.50, Josh Saunders. For Seattle: G 9, Eddie Johnson; A 7, Mauro Rosales; S 78, Fredy Montero; SOG 27, Montero; GAA 0.53, Michael Gspurning.
HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle is 2-3-2 against Los Angeles in league play, and 1-3-1 over the last five meetings. The win (2-0) came May 2 at home. The Sounders visit L.A. on Oct. 28 in the final match of the regular season. The Galaxy eliminated the Sounders from the 2010 playoffs, while Seattle holds a 2-0 advantage in U.S. Open Cup meetings.
NOTES: The game with start at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than its originally scheduled start time. … Both teams are unbeaten over their last five games: L.A. 4-0-1 and Seattle 2-0-3. The Galaxy also is 7-2-1 over its last 10, while outscoring its opponents 24-14. … L.A. leads MLS with 20 road goals and is in the top five in goals, assists, shots, shots on goal and corner kicks. … New Seattle DP Christian Tiffert has received his visa and is eligible to make his MLS debut. … The upper deck will be open, and a crowd of more than 60,000 is expected. … Johnson and Andy Rose are one caution away from yellow-card suspension. … The referee is Chris Penso.
QUOTABLE: “Keane was player of the month last month, so he’s on fire right now. Landon seems to be very comfortable playing up front. It makes them a very dangerous strike team.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.
NEXT: The Sounders will play in the U.S. Open Cup final 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas City. They return to league play 7:30 p.m. Saturday at San Jose.

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