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Match Report: LA Galaxy earn Road Point in 0-0 draw against Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field on Sunday afternoon

SEATTLE, Washington (Sunday May 5, 2024) – In their seventh road game of the 2024 season, the LA Galaxy shutout Seattle Sounders FC 0-0 in front of 31,102 fans at Lumen Field on Sunday afternoon.

LA vs. Seattle
Sunday’s match between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC marked the 50th meeting in all competitions between the two teams, with the Galaxy trailing 17-19-14 in the all-time series. Against Seattle, the Galaxy have an 11-14-14 record in league play, a 4-3-0 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs and a 2-2-0 record in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. In two meetings between LA and Seattle during the 2024 MLS regular season, the Galaxy have an undefeated record of 1-0-1 (1 GF, 0 GA). In 19 regular season games against Seattle, the Galaxy has amassed a 4-8-7 record.

  • Through eleven games played during the 2024 MLS regular season, the LA Galaxy have a record of 5-2-4 (21 GF, 17 GA; 19 points).
  • Sunday’s match between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC marked the 50th meeting in all competitions between the two teams, with the Galaxy trailing 17-19-14 in the all-time series.
  • Against Seattle, the Galaxy have an 11-14-14 record in league play, a 4-3-0 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs and a 2-2-0 record in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. In two meetings between LA and Seattle during the 2024 MLS regular season, the Galaxy have an undefeated record of 1-0-1 (1 GF, 0 GA). In 19 regular season games against Seattle, the Galaxy has amassed a 4-8-7 record.
  • In seven road games played during the 2024 MLS regular season, the LA Galaxy have a record of 3-2-2 (12 GF, 10 GA).
  • The 0-0 draw against Seattle marked the second shutout overall for LA Galaxy during the 2024 season.
  • Notably, LA ranks second in the league for fewest goals allowed from open play (8).
  • Julián Aude won eight of 12 matches, three possessions and two tackles, recorded five turnovers and completed two dribbles in 90 minutes of action against Seattle.
  • In his first start for the Galaxy in a league match dating back to June 11, 2023 (a span of 329 days), Jalen Neal won five of seven matches and three of four Ariel matches, recording eight game-high clearances and he completed 41 of the seven matches. 50 passes (82%) in 90 minutes of action against Seattle.
  • John McCarthy finished the game with his second shutout of the season and four saves in the draw against Sounders FC. McCarthy ranks second in the league in goalkeeper saves this season (44), behind only Brad Stuver (58).

Next game
Next, the LA Galaxy return home to host Real Salt Lake at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, May 11 (7:30 PM PT, MLS Season Pass on Apple TV).**

2024 MLS regular season
LA Galaxy (5-2-4, 19 points) at Seattle Sounders FC (2-5-4, 10 points)**
Sunday, May 5, 2024 – Lumen Field (Seattle, Washington)

Goals per half 1 2 F
LA Milky Way 0 0 0
Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0

Summary of misconduct:
SEA: Morris (note), 75
LA: Paintsil (note), 81
LA: Cerrillo (note), 83

Setups:
LA: GK John McCarthy; D Miki Yamane, D Jalen Neal, D Maya Yoshida ©, D Julián Aude (John Nelson, 90+5); M Edwin Cerrillo (Jonathan Pérez, 86), M Gastón Brugman, M Diego Fagundez (Daniel Aguirre, 82), F Gabriel Pec, F Joseph Paintsil, F Miguel Berry (Eriq Zavaleta, 90+5)

Substitutes not used: GK Novak Mićović; D Mauricio Cuevas, D Emiro Garces; M Tucker Lepley

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Gabriel Pec, 6); SHOT ON GOAL: 3 (Gastón Brugman, 2); ERRORS: 12 (Joseph Paintsil, 4); OUTSIDE SIDES: 1; CORNERS: 5; SAVES: 4

SEA: GK Stefan Frei ©; D Nouhou, D Jackson Ragen, D Yeimar (Reed Baker-Whiting, 86); M Joao Paulo (Cody Baker, 74), M Cristian Roldan, M Josh Atencio (Danny Musovksi, 57), M Albert Rusnak (Leo Chu, 74), M Obed Vargas; F Raul Ruidiaz, F Jordan Morris (Georgi Minoungou, 86)

Substitutes not used: GK Andrew Thomas; D Jonathan Bell, M Paul Rothrock, M Dylan Teves

TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (four players tied, 3); SHOT ON GOAL: 4 (Jordan Morris, 3); ERRORS: 8 (Albert Rusnak, 2); OUTSIDE SIDES: 1; CORNERS: 1; SAVES: 3

Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant referees: Michel Barwegan, Lyes Arfa
Fourth official: Mark Allatin
VAR: Michael Radchuk
Weather: Partly cloudy, 53 degrees
Attendance: 31,102

All statistics in this box score are unofficial