But they’re a very good team, so to play them is awesome.” West Ham was without most of it’s first-choice team, including star winger Dimitri Payet, who is currently starring for the French national team that is in the semifinals of the European Championships.
The Hammers also fielded 21 different players in the match, West Ham’s first in preparation for a 2016-17 season that doesn’t begin until Aug.
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The Brazilian midfielder found Zardes at the far post and Zardes wisely sent a left-footed show to the opposite post and past the outstretched arms of Stefan Frei.
Keeping in the theme of scoring quickly, the Galaxy burst out of the gates in the second half with a quick goal in the 47th minute. De La Garza sent a cross into the box that Dos Santos got a touch on before Keane burst onto the scene and buried it past Frei into the back of the net.
Donovan Ricketts made his first home start in net for the LA Galaxy after being traded from Orlando City FC last week.
Ricketts was between the pipes at Stub Hub Center in three years. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California.
“We’re realistic enough to understand that West Ham is at the beginning of their preseason, and that obviously a lot of their players are missing because they’re taking time off from national teams and things like that,” Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said.