Perk shines in Galaxy debut

Brian Perk stopped a penalty kick in his Major League Soccer

debut to help the Los Angeles Galaxy secure a scoreless draw

against the Seattle Sounders on Monday night.

The Galaxy (9-2-9) extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games in

front of a sellout crowd of 27,000. They lead the MLS with 36

points and haven’t lost since May 1.

Perk was called into action with starter Donovan Ricketts out

because of a broken left forearm and Josh Saunders serving a

suspension. The second-year goalkeeper blocked Fredy Montero’s

penalty shot in the 18th minute, diving to his right for his first

career save.

The Sounders (8-4-8) had their three-game winning streak halted,

but they matched a club record with their seventh straight game

without a loss.