Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid is confident they can find a way past LA Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts in their playoff.

Ricketts has just been named MLS keeper of the year.

Schmid said: "We're excited and I think we are ready tactically. It's one of those things. Their tactical game plan last time was set a certain way, they got a goal and it worked for them. If we would've finished our chances then everybody would've said their tactical plan was bad. That's the way it is.

"For us, it's a matter of creating a similar amount of chances that we did the last game. If we can put 15 shots, if we can put 8-10 shots on goal and force [Donovan] Ricketts into saves I think we will get the goals we need."