In the corresponding day of the third week of the league, Seattle would receive one of the best teams in the competition, LA Galaxy. Both teams gave us a beautiful match that ended with the victory of local team directed by Brian Schemetzer (3-2). Also, both Galaxy and Seattle had plenty chances to score goals and decide the game.
In a very exciting game, the team of Greg Vanney started the game with an amazing goal of the Mexican legend Javier `Chicharito´ Hernandez, after a great play of French Kevin Cabral and an assist of Rayan Raveloson. Away team quickly put on ahead on the scoreboard at the first 6 minutes of duel.
A few minutes later, in minute 16´, and after a great corner, would arrive the second goal of the match by an incredible shot of American Jordan Morris. The match would tie and gave emotion to all crowd in the Lumen Field.
The comeback of the local team arrived in the last terms of the first half. The Colombian Fredy Montero (top historical scorer of the organisation) scored a very well shot penalty. He cheated the goalkeeper Jonathan Bond to throw the ball to the opposite side. On the start of second half (minute 48), Douglas Costa would score his first goal as LA Galaxy player. The Brazilian player shot a free kick that bounced on a player of Seattle.
During the rest of the game, we saw plenty of chances for both teams. Some shot into crossbar (defender Xavier Arriaga) or good collective plays of local team. However, in the minute 72´ Arriaga would score the last goal of the match that would decide all. In the last minutes, Efrain Alvarez (who scored the victory goal last week against Charlotte) tried to score the same amazing goal. Unfortunately, the crossbar repelled his shot.
Despite of the good start of the team of Los Angeles and the chances created of players like Douglas Costa or `Chicharito´, Seattle Sounders won fairly. The performance in Lumen Field of the team was really good and looks like that during all this season will be a “bunker” for them. The team of Vanney still keep in the fight for the tittle. They have 6 out 9 points in this first games of the season and with a mix of talented players and seasoned guys that help the team a lot.