MATCH: Seattle Sounders FC (15-8-4, 49 points, 1st, MLS West) at LA Galaxy (13-10-5, 44 points, 4th, MLS West). TYPE: MLS. WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m, StubHub Center, Carson, CA. MEETING: 11th (Galaxy leads 5-3-2, MLS). TV: NBCSN. RADIO: 97.3 KIRO FM; SPANISH: KOMO2 (Comcast Ch. 114) and La Gran D 99.3 FM.
The Sounders have produced a remarkable run. After spending 17 weeks out of the top five spots in the Western Conference, including seven weeks in eighth or ninth place, the club has jumped six notches in the standings since an Aug. 3 victory over FC Dallas, collecting 24 of a possible 27 points. Now it's time to find out if the Sounders, having added Clint Dempsey, have what it takes to win the MLS Cup.