SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

Pec’s first MLS goal leads Galaxy over Sounders 1-0

Mar 30, 2024, 10:35 PM

LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders...

Javier Hernandez of LA Galaxy celebrates with teammate Samuel Grandsir. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Gabriel Pec scored his first MLS goal in the opening minutes and John McCarthy had his first shutout of the season to help the LA Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 Saturday night in rain-soaked conditions.

LA Galaxy 1, Seattle Sounders 0: Box score

LA (3-0-3) leads the Western Conference and is tied with Cincinnati atop the MLS with 12 points.

Pec blasted a one-touch shot that ricocheted off the hands of goalkeeper Stefan Frei and into the net in the fourth minute and the Galaxy led the rest of the way.

Seattle (0-3-2) had 52% possession and outshot LA 17-9. The Sounders were shutout for the second time, and have scored just four goals, this season.

McCarthy finished with three saves, including the stop of a header by Danny Musovski in the 65th minute, and Frei had two.

Seattle Sounders this season

Ebobisse rallies San Jose past Sounders 3-2
Cabral’s late goal nets 1-1 draw against Rapids
Andrew Thomas’ 2 saves help Seattle tie Austin 0-0
Lloris wins MLS debut as LAFC beat Seattle Sounders 2-1
MLS Preview: A look at the Western Conference
Sounders among 3 MLS teams celebrating 50 years of pro soccer

Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders...

The Associated Press

Seattle Sounders play FC Dallas to draw in Frei’s 300th game

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei recorded his second consecutive shutout as the Sounders played FC Dallas to a draw.

6 days ago

Seattle Sounders Raúl Ruidíaz...

The Associated Press

Ruidíaz leads Sounders over Montreal 5-0 for 1st victory of ’24

Raúl Ruidíaz scored a pair of first-half goals and the Seattle Sounders won for the first time this season, beating CF Montreal 5-0.

13 days ago

Seattle Sounders Stefan Frei San Jose Earthquakes...

The Associated Press

Ebobisse rallies San Jose past Seattle Sounders 3-2

Jeromy Ebobisse scored one minute after Danny Musovski pulled Seattle even late in the second half, rallying the San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-2 victory over the Sounders.

27 days ago

Seattle Sounders...

The Associated Press

Cabral’s late goal nets 1-1 draw for Rapids with Seattle Sounders

Kévin Cabral scored in the 88th minute to give the Colorado Rockies a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

1 month ago

Seattle Sounders...

The Associated Press

Andrew Thomas’ 2 saves help Seattle Sounders tie Austin 0-0

Brad Stuver had five saves for Austin and Andrew Thomas made two for Seattle Sounders in a 0-0 tie on Saturday night.

2 months ago

Seattle Sounders...

Anne M. Peterson

Sounders among 3 MLS teams celebrating 50 years of North American pro soccer

The Seattle Sounders and two other MLS teams officially joined North American professional soccer 50 years ago in 1974.

2 months ago

Pec’s first MLS goal leads Galaxy over Sounders 1-0