Ibrahimovic scores twice, 10-man Galaxy ties Sounders 2-2
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in each half and the LA Galaxy tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Saturday night despite playing nearly the entire match down a man.
The Galaxy’s Daniel Steres was sent off in the sixth minute for the denial of obvious goal opportunity.
Ibrahimovic tied it at 1 for the Galaxy (13-11-2) with a header in the 45th minute. In the 65th minute, he was taken down by Kim Kee-hee while going for a header in the area and converted the penalty, making it 2-1 with his 20th goal of the season.
LA defender Jørgen Skjelvik scored an own goal in the 82nd minute when he inadvertently deflected goalkeeper David Bingham’s attempted clearance into the Galaxy net.
Raúl Ruidíaz opened the scoring in the 42nd minute for the Sounders (11-8-7). Harry Shipp hustled to round up a loose ball and fed it to an open Ruidíaz, who slotted it home.