LAFC vs Seattle Sounders - MLS preview: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • LAFC and Seattle Sounders meet for the 19th time
  • The two teams last played in the 2023 Western Conference semifinal
  • Black and Gold have had busy offseason, Sounders brought in one top-notch winger

LAFC and Seattle Sounders will renew their rivalry Saturday afternoon with several high-profile players set to make their league debuts at BMO Stadium.

The Black and Gold and the Sounders meet once again out west, with both sides vying for the top spot in the Western Conference in 2024. It's the first game of the new season for both teams, with winger Pedro de la Vega set to make his debut for Seattle while Hugo Lloris and Omar Campos headline the LAFC lineup.

When these two combine, there's typically plenty of entertainment with the likes of Denis Bouanga and Jordan Morris itching to score bags of goals to bring in the new season in style.

Here's 90min's preview of the rematch of the 2023 Western Conference semifinal.

What time does LAFC vs Seattle Sounders kick-off?

  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Stadium: BMO Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 24 February
  • Kick-off Time: 16:45 ET / 13:45 PT / 21:45 GMT

LAFC vs Seattle Sounders H2H record

  • LAFC: 9 wins
  • Seattle Sounders: 5 wins
  • Draws: 4

Current Form (all competitions)

  • Seattle Sounders: WLWLW

How to watch LAFC vs Seattle Sounders on TV and live stream


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United States

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LAFC team news

Lloris takes over as new goalkeeper / FREDERIC J. BROWN/GettyImages

Lloris is set to make his MLS debut for the Black and Gold, while Omar Campos, Eduard Atuesta, Tomas Angel and David Martinez could all feature for Steve Cherundolo's side as well.

The likes of Maxime Crepeau, John McCarthy, Kellyn Acosta, Diego Palacios all departed the club, leaving a gaping hole in the 2022 MLS Cup champions' squad. But Atuesta and Campos could just might find their way into the starting XI in the team's first game of the season.

LAFC predicted lineup vs Seattle Sounders

LAFC predicted lineup vs Seattle Sounders (4-3-3): Lloris; Hollingshead, Murillo, Long, Campos; Tillman, Sanchez, Atuesta; Olivera, Angel, Bouanga.

Seattle Sounders team news

Nicolás Lodeiro
Lodeiro departed Seattle / Bob Drebin/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Sounders legend Nicolas Lodeiro left Lumen Field as a free agent at the end of the previous season, and the 34-year-old went on to join Orlando City to fill the creative void they were missing. However, Seattle already has Albert Rusnak who's capable of playing in a similar role in the attacking third like Loderio.

It was a quiet transfer window outside of the addition of de la Vega for Seattle, and he fills a huge need for head coach Brian Schmetzer. Seattle have needed a direct winger for some time, and he's set to wreak havoc up front alongside Morris and Leo Chu.

Seattle Sounders predicted lineup vs LAFC

Seattle Sounders predicted lineup vs LAFC (4-2-3-1): Frei; Roldan; Gomez, Arreaga, Nouhou; Paulo, Atencio; De la Vega, Rusnak, Chu; Morris.

LAFC vs Seattle Sounders score prediction

Seattle will be out for revenge after falling short in last year's postseason run at the hands of LAFC, and Schmetzer's side are the most complete team in the Western Conference

LAFC are still a top-quality team -- and they managed to keep hold of Golden Boot winner Denis Bouanga -- but they're still lacking a bit of depth while the Sounders are one of the deepest teams in MLS. Bouanga will get on the scoresheet wice, but it won't be enough to fend off an impressive display from the Sounders.

It'll be a close one out in Los Angeles, but the Sounders will just about steal the victory with an extra-time winner thanks to USMNT figure Jordan Morris.

Prediction: LAFC 2-3 Seattle Sounders