Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has said that it will be a close encounter between his team and LA Galaxy when the two meet each other on Wednesday night. LA Galaxy are the visitors to Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night in one of the high-profile matches of the MLS season.

However, LA Galaxy’s best player David Beckham is likely to be missing for this match. According to reports, LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena has reportedly given the former England midfielder time off in order to celebrate his birthday. Seattle Sounders are best placed to take advantage of the lack of the England midfielder according to Sigi Schmid, who thinks that the match will be close.

It has been three years since Seattle Sounders last beat LA Galaxy in a league game. In many ways, LA Galaxy are the bogey team for Seattle Sounders, but Sigi Schmid reckons that the record has to change sooner rather than later. Seattle Sounders have failed to score against LA Galaxy in the last three encounters, which have finished in an aggregate total of 6-0 in favour of LA Galaxy. It is this poor record that has motivated the players ahead of this encounter according to Sigi Schmid.

“I’m happy with us being fired up. We’ll take all the fire we can get. I don’t think you can get too fired up for that. We’re a team that’s been very consistent over the past three years and we’ve started off this season all right, as well. We just want to take it to that next level, and winning games of this magnitude is something that will help us get to that level,” Schmid said ahead of the match. Midfielder Brian Evans also has said that it is extremely crucial for the club to take all three points.