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November 15, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Does the Galaxy have the best offense Seattle has faced this year? Some Sounders think so

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San Jose Earthquakes: 72 goals.

Los Angeles Galaxy: 59 goals.

And yet, I asked a couple Sounders recently if the Galaxy offense is the best they’ve faced this season. Los Angeles, of course, has scored three goals in each of its last two playoff games — and those watching know it could’ve been several more.

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid based his answer on Galaxy forwards Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, and qualified it by evaluating L.A.’s offense based on the past couple games.

“When Landon and Keane are on their game, I think they’re probably the best forward pair in the league, in terms of just experience and mobility and speed and quickness,” Schmid said. “They’re very, very dangerous obviously. They’re an experienced pair and guys who have been through a lot of battles. Right now, at this moment, the last couple of games, they’ve been very sharp. So it’s more at this point in time. Right now, they’re very sharp; they’re on form.”

Defender Jeff Parke was a bit more direct. Is the Galaxy offense the best he’s faced?

“Yeah. In my opinion, yeah — for sure,” Parke said. “They didn’t take their foot off the pedal. They didn’t leave anything from the game against San Jose. They scored three big goals there, and then we defended well the first half, except for the last minute. They just put the pressure on for like 15-, 20 minutes (in the second half). It was wave after wave and we just didn’t do a good enough job. It’s something we look at and we say, ‘Yeah, maybe they’ve got some good players, but we’ve got to do better and defend.'”

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What do you think? Seen a better offense this year than the one the Sounders are facing right now?

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