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Up next for the Galaxy: Tuesday at Seattle

L.A. opens its season against the Sounders at Qwest Field. The Galaxy swept Seattle in 2010.

March 15, 2011

Galaxy tonight

at Seattle

When: 6:30.

Where: Qwest Field.

On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes.

Records: MLS season opener.

Record vs. Sounders (2010): 4-0.

Update: The Galaxy swept the regular-season and playoff series against the Sounders in 2010, outscoring Seattle, 10-2. Los Angeles goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was shaken up in a preseason friendly against Tijuana, and backup Josh Saunders might start in his place. Defender Gregg Berhalter remained in Carson with a knee ligament injury. Seattle is coached by former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, who sees Landon Donovan as the Galaxy's main threat. "When you start with Donovan, you're a good team," Schmid told the Seattle Times. "[If he's] not the most influential player in the league, I'd be hard-pressed to name another." Midfielder Brad Evans could miss the game for Seattle after suffering a hamstring injury in the Sounders' final preseason warmup match. A total of 7,997 goals have been scored since MLS was launched in 1996, meaning that the 8,000th goal could be scored in this game.

— Grahame L. Jones

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