Derrick Williams makes his debut, Efrain Alvarez gets his first start of the season, and the double right back arrangement is back, for some reason.
Dale alaxy #LAGalaxy | @ModeloUSA— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) May 3, 2021
Seattle bring in Yeimar Gomez Andrade and Kelyn Rowe for their first starts this season.
SEATTLE— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) May 3, 2021
Tonight's @Delta Starting XI!
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The LA Galaxy are back out on the road to help wrap up the Week 3 slate in MLS, when they take on the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field for the teams’ first meeting of 2021 on Sunday evening.
LA are riding high, having won their first two games 3-2, with Chicharito absolutely flying. It’s not a well-drilled machine quite yet under Greg Vanney, but certainly promising signs and new players joining up every week, seemingly. They’ll take on another side that is unbeaten, the Sounders having crushed Minnesota United 4-0 on opening night before drawing 1-1 at LAFC last week.
Sebastian Lletget is out again for this game as he finishes up his two-game suspension and so the Galaxy’s lineup will probably stay pretty close to what it was last week, although Derrick Williams could see his debut for the club in central defense if he’s fit. Young homegrown Jalen Neal has a stress injury in his leg, and while he’s listed as questionable, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be available in the squad for a little while. For Seattle, Nicolas Lodeiro and Fredy Montero are listed as questionable and will probably play a role of some sort in the match.
Galaxy-Sounders matches used to be marquee matches in MLS, and with both teams starting hot, that could return this year. But the teams will have to show up to accomplish that, and if LA can get a victory in a tough venue, that would certainly turn many heads indeed. This should be a good one.
According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday evening, LA are (+420), Seattle are (-162) and a draw is at (+295). So the Sounders are enormous favorites, which makes sense given past form but I am surprised the lines are skewed quite this much.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between LA and the Sounders will be televised nationally on FS1 and Fox Deportes, which you can watch on FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 6:25 pm.
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