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SEATTLE (AP) — It only took Seattle defender James Riley a second to remember what happened the last time the Los Angeles Galaxy played a regular season game in Seattle.

Riley said: “I know there was a refund and it wasn’t pretty.”

So consider the Sounders ready for Tuesday night’s Major League Soccer season opener when Seattle hosts Los Angeles to begin the league’s 16th season.

In May, the Galaxy beat the Sounders 4-0 in Seattle. The loss was so embarrassing that Seattle’s management offered a refund to season ticket holder.

Los Angeles followed up with a 3-1 home win in July, then dispatched the Sounders 3-1 in the two-game home-and-home playoff series.

In six meetings, Seattle has just one victory against Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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