Seattle Sounders FC (11-8-6, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. LA Galaxy (13-11-1, third in the Western Conference)
Saturday: at Dignity Heatlh Sports Park, Carson, California, 7 p.m. PDT TV: ESPN2
BOTTOM LINE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the LA Galaxy into a home matchup with the Seattle Sounders following a two-goal outing against visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday.
The Sounders are 5-6-4 against Western Conference opponents. Seattle is 8-5-0 in matches decided by one goal.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ibrahimovic leads LA with three assists. Favio Alvarez has two goals and one assist over the last 10 games for the Galaxy.
Nicolas Lodeiro has five goals and six assists for Seattle. Harry Shipp has three goals over the last 10 games for the Sounders.
LAST 10 GAMES: Los Angeles: 4-6-0, averaging 1.2 goals, 0.8 assists, 4.4 shots on goal and 5.3 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.9 goals per game.
Seattle: 4-5-1, averaging 1.3 goals, 0.7 assists, 4.2 shots on goal and 5.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.8 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Los Angeles: Romain Alessandrini (injured).
Seattle: Victor Rodriguez (injured), Alex Roldan (injured), Will Bruin (injured), Kim Kee-Hee, Roman Torres.
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