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Galaxy beat Sounders for Dominic Kinnear’s first win as interim coach

LA Galaxy defender David Romney (4) clears the ball as defender Daniel Steres (5) and goalkeeper David Bingham (1) post nearby against the Seattle Sounders in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The Galaxy won 3-0. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)
LA Galaxy defender David Romney (4) clears the ball as defender Daniel Steres (5) and goalkeeper David Bingham (1) post nearby against the Seattle Sounders in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The Galaxy won 3-0. (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

CARSON, Calif. – Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season and Los Angeles beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday for Dominic Kinnear’s first victory as the Galaxy’s interim coach.

Los Angeles (11-11-8) snapped an eight-game winless stretch, getting its first win since July 29. Seattle (13-11-5) has lost two straight after a nine-game winning streak.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the ninth minute on a penalty kick. The Swede has 15 goals in his last 15 games. Ola Kamara drew the foul leading to first goal and he made it 2-0 in the 40th with an easy tap-in at the far post.

Emmanuel Boateng capped it with a goal in the 52nd by capitalizing on a defensive mistake.

The Galaxy entered with just four goals in the past six series meetings, going 0-3-3. Seattle hadn’t allowed multiple goals since June 30th.


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