The MLS 2021 has begun just a few weeks ago but Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC will meet for the second time in the tournament. That game ended in a draw, with each side scoring a goal at the Banc of California Stadium. This time, however, they'll face off at the Lumen Field. Check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The hosts will try to keep with their outstanding form. If we take a look at the standings, the Sounders are the best team in Major League Soccer right now. Brian Schmetzer's boys hold the best record in the entire league and are expected to be strong candidates for the MLS Cup this year.
LAFC, who are always frontrunners in the title race too, couldn't start their campaign in the same way, though. Bob Bradley's team suffered a disappointing defeat against city rivals LA Galaxy in El Trafico derby, which is why it travels to Seattle hoping to get back on track. Will the Californian side end the Sounders' streak?
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: Match Information
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM (ET)
Location: Lumen Field, Seattle
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: Time by State in the US
ET: 9:30 PM
CT: 8:30 PM
MT: 7:30 PM
PT: 6:30 PM
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: Storylines and Head-to-Head
While many important teams have struggled in the first weeks, Seattle Sounders began their campaign in great fashion. They haven't lost so far and see themselves atop the Western Conference standings after beating 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes last Wednesday.
On the other hand, LAFC haven't started the new season on the right foot. The team coached by Bob Bradley only won one game out of four and will need to pick up victories soon before other teams increase the gap with them.
The upcoming match will be the 12th meeting between these two sides. LAFC have defeated Sounders five times, while Seattle claimed four wins, and they've tied in two matches.
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: 2021 MLS Standings
Seattle Sounders are atop the Western Conference table with 13 points after five games, while LAFC find themselves way below in the 11th place with only five points so far. The Californian team has only played four games, though.
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: 2021 MLS Top Scorers
Seattle Sounders' top scorer is Raul Ruidiaz, who has five goals so far, while LAFC's leading goalscorer is Corey Baird, who has been on target twice this season.
How to watch or live stream Seattle Sounders vs LAFC in the US
The game between Seattle Sounders and LAFC to be played at Lumen Field for the Week 6 of the 2021 MLS regular season will be broadcast in the US by Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 1, and SiriusXM FC.
Seattle Sounders vs LAFC: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have already made their predictions for this game, and they believe the hosts will extend their unbeaten streak. FanDuel has given Seattle Sounders odds of +115, while LAFC have +200, and a tie would result in a +230 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.