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MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at Seattle



(Sunday, May 10, 2009)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Seattle 1

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC battled to a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer action at Qwest Field on Sunday afternoon.

The draw kept a six-game unbeaten run going for the Galaxy, while both teams have now recorded back-to-back draws.

Seattle forward Sebastien Le Toux scored his first MLS goal in the 22nd minute to give his team the early lead.

Sounders winger Steve Zakuani started the chance by playing a ball onto space to the top of the Galaxy penalty area. With L.A. goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts charging out to collect the loose ball, Seattle forward Nate Jaqua beat him to it and played a pass to Le Toux on the left side for an easy tap-in goal.

That was how the score stayed until the 35th minute when L.A. striker Alan Gordan scored his second goal of the season to equalize. After Mike Magee controlled the ball on the left side, he crossed into the Sounders' area to Gordan, who headed past Kasey Keller.

The game got chippy in the second half, with seven cards being issued by referee Tim Weyland, including a red card ejection to Sounders defender James Riley in the 57th minute. But despite playing up a man the rest of the game, L.A. was unable to break through.

The Galaxy (1-1-6) return to action next Sunday vs. Columbus, while Seattle (4-2-2) plays at FC Dallas next Saturday in its next MLS fixture.

05/10 18:13:31 ET