Xavier Arreaga’s goal sends Sounders past Galaxy 3-2

Mar 12, 2022, 4:00 PM
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 01: Javier Hernandez #14 of Los Angeles FC and Xavier Arreaga #3 of Seattle Sounders battle for the ball during the second half at Lumen Field on November 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Xavier Arreaga scored the deciding goal on a header in the 72nd minute, sending the Seattle Sounders past the LA Galaxy 3-2 in MLS action on Saturday.

Seattle 3, Galaxy 2: Box score

Alex Roldan assisted on Arreaga’s game-winner to help the Sounders (1-2-0) pick up their first three points of the season.

Javier Hernandez scored in the 6th minute to give the Galaxy (2-1-0) the lead. Jordan Morris pulled Seattle even with a goal 11 minutes later.

The Sounders took a 2-1 lead into intermission when Fredy Montero scored in stoppage time. Julian Araujo fouled in the box and Montero scored from the spot on a free kick.

Douglas Costa had a free kick deflect into the net off Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei three minutes into the second half to knot the score at 2.

Efrain Alvarez’s attempt to get LA even hit the crossbar with 10 minutes remaining.

The Galaxy outshot Seattle 14-8, but the Sounders had a 4-3 edge in shots on goal.

Frei had one save for Seattle. Jonathan Bond made one save for L.A.

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