LA Galaxy Fall 2-1 at Home to Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday Night
LOS ANGELES - Playing their first game following the international break, the LA Galaxy fell 2-1 to Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. Midfielder Sacha Kljestan tallied his second goal of the season in the loss to Seattle.
LA Galaxy Postgame Media Assets, Notes and Quotes: LA Galaxy Fall 2-1 at Home to Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday Night
LA Galaxy Debut
LA Galaxy defender Séga Coulibaly made his MLS and LA Galaxy debut in the match against Seattle, starting and playing 90 minutes. Coulibaly led the Galaxy with three interceptions in the match. LA acquired the defender from French club AS Nancy on April 28, 2021.
LAG - Sacha Kljestan (Penalty Kick), 22nd minute: After Javier Hernandez was fouled inside the penalty area, Kljestan stepped up to the spot and rolled his finish into the bottom right corner.
SEA - Yeimar (Joao Paulo), 41st minute: Joao Paulo's corner kick service found the head of Yeimar, whose header from inside the six-yard box was powered into the net.
SEA - Raúl Ruidíaz, 49th minute: A loose ball in the penalty area was flicked to Ruidíaz, whose initial shot was parried away by Jonathan Bond. The rebound fell to Ruidiaz, who slotted the ball into the net.
Following the loss, the Galaxy are 5-3-0 during the 2021 MLS regular season.
LA trails the regular-season series against Seattle 10-11-11.
In 17 regular-season matches at Dignity Health Sports Park against the Sounders, the Galaxy hold a 6-5-6 record.
Sacha Kljestan notched his 11th MLS regular-season penalty kick goal, which ranks tied for seventh with Erick Torres amongst all active players in the league in that category.
Séga Coulibaly made his MLS and LA Galaxy debut in the match against Seattle, starting and playing 90 minutes.
Sebastian Lletget made his first appearance for the Galaxy since winning the 2021 Concacaf Nations League with the United States.
Jonathan Bond made five saves in the match against Seattle.
The Galaxy play two road games in the span of four days, traveling to square off against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah on Wednesday, June 23. The June 23 match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PT and features a local television broadcast on Spectrum SportsNet. LA will then travel to San Jose to play the Earthquakes on Saturday, June 26 at PayPal Park at 7:00 p.m. PT live on UniMás.
LA Galaxy (5-3-0, 15pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (6-0-3, 21pts)
June 19, 2021 - Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)
Goals by Half 1 2 F
LA Galaxy 1 0 1
Seattle Sounders FC 1 1 2
LA: Kljestan (penalty kick), 21
SEA: Yeimar (Joao Paulo), 41
SEA: Ruidiaz, 52
LA: GK Jonathan Bond; D Julian Araujo, D Séga Coulibaly, D Daniel Steres (Nick DePuy, 8), D Jorge Villafaña (Cameron Dunbar, 90+1); M Efrain Alvarez (Samuel Grandsir, 79), M Sebastian Lletget (Ethan Zubak, 90), M Sacha Kljestan, M Victor Vazquez; F Javier Hernandez ©, F Kévin Cabral.
Substitutes Not Used: GK Jonathan Klinsmann; D Danilo Acosta, D Oniel Fisher; M Jonathan Perez, M Adam Saldaña
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Sacha Kljestan, 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Sacha Kljestan, Jorge Villafaña, 1); FOULS: 17 (Javier Hernandez, 5) OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 5
SEA: GK Stefan Cleveland; D Brad Smith, D Shane O'Neil, D Yeimar, D Abdoulaye Cissoko (Danny Leyva, 87); M Joao Paulo, M Cristian Roldan ©, M Alex Roldan (Will Bruin, 87), M Kelyn Rowe; F Raul Ruidíaz, F Fredy Montero (Jimmy Medranda, 76)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Spencer Richey, M Ethan Dobbelaere
TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Cristian Roldan, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Cristian Roldan, 3); FOULS: 8 (Joao Paulo, 3); OFFSIDES: 2; CORNER KICKS: 4; SAVES: 1
Referee: Drew Fischer
Assistant Referees: Corey Rockwell, Kathryn Nesbitt
Fourth Official: Ismir Pekmic
VAR: Kevin Stott
Weather: Mostly sunny, 68 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
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