Galaxy beat Sounders 3-0 for Kinnear’s 1st win
CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear’s first victory as the Galaxy’s interim coach.
Los Angeles (11-11-8) snapped an eight-game winless stretch, getting its first win since July 29. Seattle (13-11-5) has lost two straight after a nine-game winning streak.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the ninth minute on a penalty kick. The Swede has 15 goals in his last 15 games. Ola Kamara drew the foul leading to first goal and he made it 2-0 in the 40th with an easy tap-in at the far post.
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) and Seattle Sounders defender Kelvin Leerdam (18) tangle in front of Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) in the first half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Emmanuel Boateng capped it with a goal in the 52nd by capitalizing on a defensive mistake.
The Galaxy entered with just four goals in the past six series meetings, going 0-3-3. Seattle hadn’t allowed multiple goals since June 30th.
FC DALLAS 2, WHITECAPS 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Defender Matt Hedges scored on a header in the 87th minute to help FC Dallas beat Vancouver.
Santiago Mosquera opened the scoring for FC Dallas (15-6-8) on a header in the 42nd minute.
The Whitecaps (11-11-7) tied it in the 66th minute on Kei Kamara’s header.
UNION 2, SPORTING K.C. 0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) – Jay Simpson scored his first two goals of the season in Philadelphia’s victory.
Philadelphia (14-12-4) has won six of its last eight games. Sporting KC (15-8-6) had won three of its prior four road games.
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) scores a goal on Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) in the first half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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