LA Galaxy Earn 1-0 Shutout Win Over Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday Night

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March 31, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
LA Galaxy News Release

LOS ANGELES – Playing in their third match at home during the 2024 campaign, the LA Galaxy extended a six-match unbeaten run by earning a 1-0 shutout win over Seattle Sounders FC before 22,736 fans at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. Gabriel Pec scored his first career goal for the Galaxy, while Joseph Paintsil and Riqui Puig both notched assists in the victory against Sounders FC.

Unbeaten Start to Begin 2024 Campaign

With the Galaxy’s first win over Seattle at home dating back to a 3-0 victory on Sept. 23, 2018, LA extended its unbeaten run to six matches (3-0-3, 13 GA, 9 GA) to begin the 2024 MLS Regular Season. The last time the LA Galaxy began a season unbeaten through the first six matches was back in 2010 (5-0-1, 16 points). The 12 points earned through the first six games to begin the season for LA ranks as the sixth best start in the team’s 29-year history in MLS. Notably, the Galaxy sit in first place in the Supporters’ Shield standings during the 2024 campaign.

Goal-Scoring Plays

LA – Gabriel Pec (Joseph Paintsil, Riqui Puig), 4th minute: Riqui Puig scooped a ball into the penalty area to Joseph Paintsil, whose first-time pass to Gabriel Pec was volleyed in at the near post.

Postgame Notes

Through six matches played during the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy hold an unbeaten record of 3-0-3 (13 GF, 9 GA; 12 points; +4 GD) and sit in first place in the Supporters Shield standings.

Saturday’s match between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC marked the 49th meeting across all competitions between the two teams, with the Galaxy trailing the all-time series 17-19-13.

Against Seattle, the Galaxy hold a 11-14-13 record in league play, a 4-3-0 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs and a 2-2-0 record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

In 20 regular season matches played at home against Seattle, the Galaxy hold a 7-6-7 record.

The win over Seattle marked the club’s first victory against Sounders FC dating back to Sept. 24, 2018, a run of 11 regular season matches without a win.

The LA Galaxy rank second in MLS in goals scored (13; 6 games played) behind only Inter Miami CF (14; 7 games played), and lead the league in goals scored per match (2.2).

In 13 career regular season matches managed against Seattle Sounders FC as head coach of the LA Galaxy and Toronto FC dating back to 2015, LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney holds a 2-8-3 record.

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