Final: Galaxy, 4-0. Worst home loss in Sounders history, ties for worst loss overall, and played out before their biggest regular season home crowd. Sounders controlled play early, but when LA broke through on a fluky weak first-half goal, they weren't the same.
Galaxy moves to 7-0-1; Sounders fall to 2-3-3.
It will be interesting to hear the post-game comments.
67th minute: Buddle out-hustles Seattle to a ball on the touchline, runs it into the box and rolls a cross to Donovan, who finishes. LA, 4-0. If that stands up, it matches Seattle's worst loss ever: 4-0 last season at San Jose. It looks to be by far their worst home loss. In fact, it's the most goals they've surrendered at home and only the second time they've allowed more than one goal at home.
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This before the largest crowd to watch a regular-season game at Qwest Field: 36,273.
57th minute: Donovan cross through Seattle defense headed in by Todd Dunivant. LA, 3-0.
18-year-old Miguel Montano makes MLS debut for Montaro.
54th minute: Donovan corner headed to the bottom of the crossbar and in by Omar Gonzalez. LA, 2-0.
Second half: ... has begun. No subs.
Halftime: Sounders had run of play and time of possession and the better chances. Galaxy got the goal.
Shots: LA 5-4. Shots on goal, LA 3-1. Corners, Seattle 2-1. Fouls, LA 8-6. Offsides, Seattle 8-1. (One of those a terrible call, and potentially costly.)
34th minute: Osvaldo Alonso goes down with right quad strain. Nate Sturgis in.
22nd minute: The Sounders had dominated run of play, but LA just jumped ahead on a 25-yard Jovan Kirovski shot that Kasey Keller seemed ready to easily stop ... until it whacked off his hand and continued on into the goal.
It was the kind of play rarely seen from Keller, but commonly seen from snakebit teams when things just aren't going right. And you especially do not want to give away a goal to a team that has surrendered only two goals all season.
(Assist to MLS assist-leader Landon Donovan.)
Kickoff: Galaxy in white/white, Sounders in green/blue.
Lineups: Marshall back on the back line. Both Montano ad Levesque in reserve
Here it is: GK, Keller; D Riley, Hurtado, Marshall, Gonzalez; M Evans, Alonso, Vagenas; F Ljungberg, Montero, Zakuani. Reserves: Boss, Ianni, Levesque, Sturgis, Wahl, Nyassi, Montano.
Meanwhile, the Dynamo is going with stars Ricketts, Buddle and Donovan again, despite their mid-week game in Colorado.
For Los Angeles: GK, Ricketts; D Jordan, Gonzalez, Berhalter, Dunivant; M Stephens, Birchall, Klein, Donovan; F BUddle, Kirovski. Reserves: Saunders, Gordon, Magee, Mathis, Bowen, Cazumba, Juninho.