LA Galaxy have started the season in grand stylewith two wins from two games but they would face their biggest test yetwhen they travel to take on Seattle Sounders on Sunday night.

Seattle Sounders are MLS Cup Playoff finalists from last season. They were beaten comprehensively by Columbus Crew in the final. Seattle Sounders were on the end of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the reigning MLS Cup champions.

LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are in first and second position respectively as far as the MLS Western Conference is concerned. Leaders LA Galaxy have six points from the first two games of the season, while Seattle Sounders are one place and two points further back. The reigning MLS Cup Playoff finalists have won one and drawn one of their two league games this season.

Seattle Sounders will face the threat of Mexican international Javier Hernandez who has beenin excellent form for LA Galaxy this season after a return of five goals in the first two games. This is three more goals than the tally managed by the player last season. During the 2020 MLS football season, Hernandez scored just two goals and he matched that tally at the end of the first setof MLS games for the new season.

Former West Ham United, Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen attacker Hernandez scored a brace in the first game of the season as pointed out above as his LA Galaxy side came from 2-1 down to beat hosts Inter Miami 3-2 in what was the competitive debut for their manager Phil Neville. Hernandez is no stranger to Neville as he was his coach at Manchester United under David Moyes’ era as Red Devils manager. Hernandez made it five goals in two games by netting all the three goals in the 3-2 win at home to New York Red Bulls.

Seattle Sounders might need to keep Hernandez relatively quiet if they want to win their game with LA Galaxy later this weekend.