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LA Galaxy shut out Seattle Sounders, 3-0

LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 501st career goal in team shut-out of Seattle Sounders, 3-0, to win their 30th match of the 2018 MLS Regular Season. Courtesy MLS Soccer LA Galaxy win their 30th

LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 501st career goal in team shut-out of Seattle Sounders, 3-0, to win their 30th match of the 2018 MLS Regular Season. Courtesy MLS Soccer

LA Galaxy win their 30th match of the 2018 MLS Regular Season

CARSON, Calif. (MNS) – LA Galaxy played host to the Seattle Sounders before a sold-out crowd of 25, 503 fans at the StubHub Center, Sunday, Sept. 23, shutting out the visitors 3-0.

With the result, the Galaxy are now 11-11-8 on the season with 41 points and 57 goals scored. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Galaxy are in eighth place in the MLS Western Conference standings.

This year at home the Galaxy are 7-4-4. Against Seattle, LA is now 10-7-9 all-time. The shutout marked the Galaxy’s first since a 4-0 shutout of Columbus Crew SC on July 7.

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 501st career goal between his club and country. After tallying a goal and an assist on the night, Ibrahimović now has 18 goals and 9 assists in 23 games and 20 starts for the Galaxy.

Forward Ola Kamara scored his 11th goal of the 2018 MLS campaign, making this his third straight season of a double-digit goal scoring tally in MLS.

Midfielder Emmanuel Boateng scored his second goal of the season in just his eighth start this year. Boateng’s last start was on Aug. 18 against Seattle at CenturyLink Field.

Midfielder Romain Alessandrini assisted Ola Kamara’s 40th-minute goal and Emmanuel Boateng’s 52nd-minute goal tonight, tallying six assists this season in 22 games played, 19 of those as starts.

In his second game as Interim Head Coach, Dominic Kinnear trotted out a different Starting XI than his first match against Toronto FC, with Daniel Steres, Sebastian Lletget, and Emmanuel Boateng starting in place of Jorgen Skjelvik, Perry Kitchen and Bradford Jamieson IV.

Daniel Steres returned to the lineup after being excluded from the 18 in Toronto due to injury. This was Steres’ 10th start of the season.

Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham has started in every MLS match for LA this season. He is the only Galaxy player to start in each match.

LA Galaxy Interim Head Coach Dominic Kinnear is now 167-136-134 during his 15-year coaching career in Major League Soccer.

LA Galaxy will next host Vancouver Whitecaps FC at StubHub Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. PT.

 

 

 

 

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