Five-star Sounders dominate depleted LA Galaxy for 6th straight win

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The Seattle Sounders extended their club-record MLS winning streak to six games and matched their largest margin of victory in the league with a 5-0 defeat of the short-handed LA Galaxy on Saturday.

The Sounders, are unbeaten in their past nine games with seven wins and two draw, matching the club’s second-longest such run since it joined MLS.wholesale nfl jerseys cheap

The Galaxy, who are winless in their past four matches, played without star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and all three of their designated players.

Jonathan dos Santos (groin), Giovani dos Santos (leg) and Romain Alessandrini (knee) were all nursing injuries, while Ibrahimovic, who has scored 15 goals in 16 starts since joining the Galaxy, didn’t make the trip because of CenturyLink Field’s artificial turf.8

“I’m not taking away anything from LA or even anything from our performance because I don’t really care,” Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said.

“On any given day, the team that LA brought — they could have beat us. That’s the parity in MLS. So we’re pleased with the result and it just pushes us three points closer to making sure we’re in the playoffs.”

The Sounders opened the scoring in the third minute. Nicolas Lodeiro’s cross from the right wing after a short corner kick found Chad Marshall at the top of the six-yard box.

Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei made five saves to post his fifth shutout of the season. wholesale

“We’re still fighting for a playoff spot,” Shipp said. “I think for us, yeah, we’ve had a run of very good games but we’re not going to view it like that. We’re not going to get complacent. I think the confidence is there. Also, we’re trying to fight for as high a playoff seed as possible and I think for us, we’ve done a good job the last two months of doing that.”