Major League Soccer

 Full TimeFS1/FOXD
SeattleSOU
2
 
0
Los Angeles FCLAF
X. Arreaga  57' 1-0 
B. Smith  73' 2-0 
SOUX. Arreaga  57' 1-0
SOUB. Smith  73' 2-0
HT: 0-0
Lumen Field (Attendance: 7,173)
Referee: Joe Dickerson
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MLS-leading Sounders beat LAFC 2-0 to improve to 5-0-1

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) Xavier Arreaga and Brad Smith scored second-half goals and the MLS-leading Seattle Sounders beat Los Angeles FC 2-0 on Sunday night.

Arreaga opened the scoring in the 57th minute, redirecting Joao Paulo's corner with a header inside the right post. It was Arreaga's first career goal with the Sounders (5-0-1).

Carlos Vela, the 2019 MLS MVP, made his second appearance of the season, entering as a substitute in the 70th minute and giving the LAFC (1-2-2) side a potential boost for a tying goal. But Smith made it 2-0 for Seattle three minutes later, heading home Alex Roldan's cross.

Smith was off target on the best scoring opportunity of the first half, spraying a wide-open shot left of the goal from 12 yards out.

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Updated May 16, 2021

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