Posted May 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
The standings mean nothing to this rivalry. The Sounders see the Los Angeles Galaxy as the side they measure themselves against and that won't change until Seattle finally gets the upper hand on its rival from Southern California. ''The Galaxy and ourselves have been the teams over the last three regular seasons that have had the best records when you combine it all together,'' Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. ''So we always want to be among the quality teams. I think we're there, but now it's taking that next step.'' The Sounders and Galaxy play Wednesday night in Seattle in the first of three matchups between the Western Conference foes this season. Considering their star-laden roster, the Galaxy are one of the great disappointments so far in the 2012 season. With David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle and Robbie Keane in the lineup, Los Angeles has managed just 10 points through seven games. But if any team understands trying to...

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