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Game day comes: LA-Sounders, 5:30

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (19-10-3; 60 POINTS) AT LOS ANGELES GALAXY (17-6-9; 60 POINTS)5:30 p.m., StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.TV: ESPN2. RADIO: 97.3 FMHEAD TO HEAD: The Galaxy leads the regular-season series 6-3-4 overall and is unbeaten (3-0-2) in the past five meetings. LA leads 3-1-2 at home. Galaxy took the previous match, 3-0, July 26 in Seattle.NOTES: Sounders FC would claim its first Supporters Shield with a win. With any other result, the teams will determine the Shield winner next weekend in Seattle. The Sounders would clinch with two points over the two games because they hold the tie-breaker: wins. … The Galaxy is 8-2-1 over its last 11 matches but coming off a 2-1 loss at Dallas. Seattle is 2-3 over its last five and coming off of a 1-0 home loss to Vancouver. … L.A. has scored the most goals in MLS (67) and allowed the fewest (33). … The Galaxy is 12-1-3 at home, and would set a club record for home wins with another Sunday. The Sounders are 8-6-2 on the road. ... Seattle is a win away from establishing an MLS record for most wins in a season since penalty shootouts were abandoned in 2000. … This will be Landon Donovan’s final home regular-season game. … Robbie Keane leads L.A. with 19 goals, while Donovan leads the league with 19 assists. Obafemi Martins leads Seattle with 17 goals and 10 assists. … All Sounders regulars are expected to be available. … The Galaxy’s A.J. DeLaGarza and Seattle’s Brad Evans are one yellow card away from accumulation suspension, which would keep them out of the season-ending match. … The referee is Ismail Elfath.QUOTE: “It’s a kind of a dream finish. We’re obviously tied with the Galaxy. We need wins; they need wins. So it’s going to be exciting. A lot of people are going to be watching. We’re excited, and I think we’re going to be well-prepared.” – Seattle right back DeAndre Yedlin NEXT: The Sounders conclude their sixth regular season at noon Saturday (Oct. 25), when the Galaxy visits CenturyLink Field, which will be opened to full capacity.

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