Seattle Sounders Vs. LA Galaxy, 2012 MLS: Sounders Take It To Half-Strength Galaxy

The LA Galaxy did not send David Beckham or Robbie Keane to Seattle and were playing a half-strength squad, but the Seattle Sounders don't care. They had been unable to crack the Galaxy, seemingly hexed by them, but that hex was broken on Wednesday. Seattle pounded LA much worse than the 2-0 scoreline would indicate to take a very convincing three points and move into third place in the Western Conference.

The Sounders were on the front foot from the very beginning. Fredy Montero should have scored early on, but with an entire goal to aim at, he hit it right at Bill Gaudette. Seattle's consistent pressure finally did pay off when Eddie Johnson got on the end of a Mauro Rosales cross. Gaudette misread the bounce off the turf and the ball skipped by him as Johnson picked up his second goal in as many matches and Seattle went a goal up.

The highlight of the match came after halftime when Montero notched his first point of the season and he did it in a big way. Given time 30 yards from goal, Montero hit an absolute belter. He could not have hit his shot any better and it flew past Gaudette and into the upper corner for what will surely be the league goal of the week.

Starting Bryan Jordan, Bryan Gaul, Adam Cristman, Chad Barrett and Marcelo Sarvas, LA was clearly not putting their all into the match and they got exactly what they deserved. Seattle thumped them and the scoreline was actually very flattering to them.

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