Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s squad enjoyed an opening 20 minutes and dominated possession early, but the Sounders slowly worked their way into the match. LA failed to put away several half-chances while quality defending put out a few breakaways from Jordan Morris and Raul Ruidiaz.
Tragedy struck for the blue white and gold just before the half when a weak clearance from Giancarlo Gonzalez resulted in Jordan Morris racing in on net and squaring a low cross for a wide open Ruidiaz to tap-in.
It was a backbreaker of a goal to give up, and LA didn’t react very well to open the second period: Seattle would double their lead off a moment of nonchalance from the Galaxy back line when Cristian Roldan was first to a loose ball off a corner kick, skipped past Gonzalez and quickly slapped a left footed finish past Bingham.
The Galaxy looked like they were out of it but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was first to a cross from the left flank, and Uriel Antuna did brilliantly to race onto a ricocheted shot and tuck a finish under Frei to level the match in the 75th minute.
In a blink of an eye, Morris ran circles around the Galaxy midfield and give-and-goed his way into a wide-open breakaway, finishing around Bingham to give LA the lead. Jorgen Skjelvic of all players ran onto a through ball to equalize the match, but the Galaxy blew the lead in extra time off a mistake from Julian Araujo as Roldan finished at the back post.