LA Galaxy triumphs over Seattle Sounders, extending unbeaten run

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Gabriel Pec made a memorable debut for the Galaxy, securing a vital 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders amid challenging conditions at Dignity Health Sports Park.

In front of a crowd of 22,736, Pec's early goal in the fourth minute set the tone for the game, beating Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei with precision.

Pec's seamless transition into the team has been commendable, with Galaxy coach Greg Vanney praising his performance and adaptation. Despite facing defensive adjustments, Pec's attacking prowess shone through, highlighting his versatility on the field.

While Pec's goal should have given the Galaxy a comfortable lead, Joseph Paintsil's missed opportunity kept the game tense. Both teams navigated the waterlogged pitch, with ground staff working tirelessly to maintain playability.

LA Galaxy triumphs over Seattle Sounders, extending unbeaten run

In the second half, the Sounders pushed for an equalizer, dominating possession and creating more opportunities than the Galaxy. However, Galaxy defender Maya Yoshida emphasized their resilience and determination to secure the three crucial points.

Despite facing relentless pressure, Galaxy's defense held firm, clearing numerous crosses and thwarting dangerous attacks. Coach Vanney lauded the team's unity and resilience in adverse conditions, praising their ability to handle the challenges posed by the opposition.

The victory not only extended the Galaxy's unbeaten streak but also marked their first MLS regular-season win over Seattle since 2018. Galaxy midfielder Mark Delgado acknowledged the importance of results in shaping the team's morale, despite acknowledging areas for improvement.

Looking ahead, the Galaxy will face their arch-rivals LAFC in the highly anticipated El Trafico clash, aiming to build on their recent success and maintain their momentum in the season.