That was a patter. Seattle was off on everything and LAFC was on everything. It was not good enough, in all positions. The history of that game will be Seattle’s defensive mistakes, and there were definitely plenty, but the Sounders were second (or even third?) Everywhere tonight. It just isn’t good enough.
The Sounders will return to Seattle to see what the rest of the MLS regular season looks like, if there is one.
90 MINUTE OR WHATEVER: LAFC scored again.
83 MINUTE: Welp. That’s.
81st MINUTE: Joevin Jones is completely impossible to play right now.
76th MINUTE: GOAL WILL BRIGHTEN GOAL WILL BRIGHTEN GOAL OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
WATER BREAK: It looks gloomy. LAFC has 22 shots against the Seattle 5. Bruin and Jones onwards.
61st MINUTE: It is just as brutal during the start of the second half. It’s been all LAFC so far.
HALF TIME: Well I guess it can only get better! Seattle needs to come out in the second half with a plan to deal with the press and a plan to attack the wing space that LAFC is giving up.
MINUTE 40: Own goal. Latif’s blessing separates him from the head of Shane O’Neill. You can’t make mistakes like that against a team like LAFC.
MINUTE 35: Missed handball call at LAFC. Ball hits Tristan Blackmon’s hand with a free kick from Lodeiro. No call.
29 MINUTE: Seattle can’t deal with the LAFC press until now. They have weathered the storm decently, but failed to create anything offensively.
The LAFC are attacking their left with Diego Palacios and Rossi very efficiently.
13 MINUTE: LAFC scores a penalty kick. Arreaga concedes the foul to give Diego Rossi the opportunity from the point. A horrible and unnecessary challenge at the top of the box.
LINEUPS: The Sounders take the first possible option, given the circumstances. Xavier Arreaga is back after deleting the concussion protocol. Handwalla Bwana starts again, hopefully she can continue her form. LAFC has a first-choice lineup without Carlos Vela, obviously.
The Seattle Sounders will look to advance to the quarterfinals of the MLSisBack Tournament when they face LAFC on Monday night. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since the Sounders defeated LAFC, 3-1, in the Western Conference Finals last season.
LAFC may be missing Carlos Vela, but they haven’t missed a beat during the tournament. Diego Rossi enters this game with five goals scored in three games played; Four of those five goals came against LA Galaxy. The Sounders have scored just four goals in three games.
OUTSIDE: João Paulo (right quadruple strain), Danny Leyva (left foot fracture), Alex Roldan (right quadruple strain), Yeimar Gómez Andrade (left hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Xavier Arreaga (concussion), Will Bruin (right knee injury), Joevin Jones (left adductor strain)
OUTSIDE: Adama Diomande (right foot injury)
QUESTIONABLE: Danilo Silva (tension of the right hamstrings), Adrien. Pérez (tension of the right hamstrings)
Referee: Jair Marrufo; AR1 (bank): Brian Dunn; AR2 (opposite): Jose da Silva; 4th: Timothy Ford; VAR: Ismail Elfath; AVAR: Kyle Atkins
Date / time of the match: Monday, July 27 at 8:00 pm PT
Venue of events: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Reunion, FL
Online streaming: FOXSportsGo, Fubo TV (affiliate link)
Local TV in English: FS1 (John Strong and Stu Holden)
Local radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Matt Johnson and Kasey Keller)
Spanish local radio: The King 1360 AM (Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda and Carlos Tapia)
Local TV in Spanish: UniMás (Tony Cherchi and Jose Luis Lopez Salido)
The highlights will be released as the match progresses.
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