By Abigail Gerken // @abigailgerken22
Sunday, September 23: 3-0 Loss
On Sunday night, the Seattle Sounders took a hard 3-0 loss to the LA Galaxy. After a streak-breaking loss to the Philadelphia Union last Wednesday, the Sounders failed to bounce back and add another 3 points to their playoff push. Things were looking up, as Raul Ruidiaz returned to the lineup after suffering a minor right ankle sprain. The Sounders moved to a 4-4-2 which is a switch up from their usual 4-2-3-1, which provided the Sounders with both Will Bruin and Ruidiaz up top.
The first goal of the game came off of a penalty kick in the 9th minute when Ola Kamara was talked down in the box by Sounders defender Brad Smith. Zlatan Ibrahimovic steps up and converts the penalty – his 501st career goal.
After what seemed to be an offsides cross from some fan’s perspective, LA scored to double their lead from a goal by Ola Kamara in the 40th minute.
The Galaxy scored again, ultimately putting the game away in the 52nd minute with a goal from Emanuel Boateng.
Even after this 3-0 loss, the Sounders are still in good playoff contention as they are currently in 6th place, one point behind Real Salt Lake with one game in hand (as of 9/24/18).
They continue their push for the playoffs against the Colorado Rapids at home on September 29th.
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