Barcelona former star player Riqui Puig made his debut for LA Galaxy against Sounders

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Former FC Barcelona player Riqui Puig made his LA Galaxy debut against the Sounders before being replaced 15 minutes into the second half. 

The 23-year-old has little chance to demonstrate his abilities and will need more time to get along with his colleagues. 

He went to the LA Galaxy in August 2022, hoping to restart his football career in America after a poor stint at Barcelona. 

Puig moved to Major League Soccer and joined the Los Angeles Galaxy on a permanent deal on August 4, 2022.

Spaniard Riqui Puig, a midfielder, entered through the renowned La Masia in Barcelona, which explains the buzz surrounding him. 

Puig didn’t arrive in Los Angeles as a designated player despite his reputation and standing on the world stage. 

Riqui Puig
Riqui Puig

Rather, he agreed to a targeted allocation money contract that restrains his ability to generate money. 

Riqui Puig, a former Barcelona player who recently signed with the LA Galaxy, said he thinks Major League Soccer (MLS) will become more and more popular as a top destination for talented young players around the world. 

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Puig startled many in the soccer world when he left Barcelona to join MLS, a league that has historically been seen as more of a destination for older European stars. 

Riqui Puig
Riqui Puig

Puig signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the LA Galaxy. 

Greg Vanney, the manager of the LA Galaxy, described the signing of Puig as “perhaps one of the most significant signings in the history of the league” during the team’s opening press conference on Wednesday 17th August 2022. 

Match Information; 


With nine games remaining in the regular season, both sides are vying for a playoff position. 

Seattle FC moved up to seventh in the Western Conference while LA Galaxy remained in sixth. 

Next weekend, Galaxy will play the New England Revolution, while the Sounders will take on the Portland Timbers. 

Ruqui Puig
Riqui Puig in action

On Friday evening at Dignity Health Sports Park, the Los Angeles Galaxy held off the Seattle Sounders to earn a point. 

In the 10th minute, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored the game’s first goal with a powerful strike inside the penalty area despite being pursued by defenders. 

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As the first half came to a close, Victor Vazquez increased his team’s lead by scoring a spectacular goal that appeared to be a long pass.

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Raul Ruidiaz spotted Kelyn Rowe inside the box thirteen minutes into the second half, and Rowe didn’t waste any time beating the Galaxy goalie with a first-touch strike. 

After an incredible sequence that included two shots on the goalpost, Seattle scored their second goal to tie the game at two. 

Seattle took the lead in the 73rd minute thanks to Jordan Morris, whose first-half goal was disallowed for being offside. 

Dejan Joveljic had just taken Hernandez’s place, and it had only been a short while, but the Mexican was still complaining on the bench. 

The game-tying goal from the penalty spot by Joveljic in minute 92 eventually made Chicharito’s frown upside down.

When VAR intervened to identify a handball inside Seattle’s area, the penalty was given to the Galaxy before the referee blew the final whistle.

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