Video: Ex-West Ham youngster Sebastian Lletget scores in fourth straight game for LA Galaxy

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The 22-year-old midfielder opened the scoring in last night's 5-0 victory over the Portland Timbers at the StubHub Center.

LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget scored for the fourth straight game on Wednesday night as he bagged the opener in his side’s 5-0 thrashing of the Portland Timbers.

After coming off the bench to score in last weekend’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Union, the California-native was back in the line-up for the visit of the Timbers and did not waste much time in making his impact felt.

Just 13 minutes in, the former West Ham United midfielder fired Bruce Arena’s men ahead when he slotted home Dan Gargan’s deflected pass following a Stefan Ishizaki through ball to continue his impressive run of form.

Five minutes later, he also helped double LA’s lead after Portland’s Max Urruti brought him down in the box for a spot-kick that captain and ex-Hammers teammate Robbie Keane converted to make it 2-0.

 Vs Portland PositionTeamGoalsTotal ShotsShots OntargetTotal Key PassesTotal PassesPassing AccuracyTotal DribblesSuccessful DribblesDispossessedMins Played
Sebastian Lletget MF LA Galaxy 1 2 1 3 23 87% 2 1 1 65

With four goals in six appearances since arriving on a free transfer from West Ham last month, Lletget’s initial impact for the MLS Cup holders has been nothing short of sensational and skipper Keane was quick to praise him for his recent performance after last night’s win.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Irishman said: “He’s got some quality. He’s young, he’s been great and he’s scored a few goals, which is very important to us.

“He continues to do that and listens to experienced players and know when to run at people, take on people … just keep it simple. Already he’s been a big addition."

Lletget, who first moved to West Ham in 2009, had been considered one of Premier League side’s top prospects during his first few seasons at Upton Park but ended up making just one appearance for the club in a 5-0 FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest in 2014.

Now bidding to kick-start his career back in the States, his start to life in MLS suggests he is set for a bright future with LA, although he will have to compete for a place in the line-up with the soon-to-arrive Steven Gerrard from next month.

Nevertheless, having been used in various midfield roles in recent games, there should be room for him to start alongside the Liverpool legend moving forward.