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  • 1 December 2012
  • • 21:57
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 30510
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  • THAT'S IT! THE LA GALAXY ARE MLS CHAMPIONS AGAIN!
  • 90' + 5'
    Substitution David Beckham Marcelo Sarvas
  • 90' + 4'
    Penalty Goal Robbie Keane
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Tally Hall
  • 90' + 3'
    Beckham being taken off now for a curtain call. Great ovation for him from the crowd
  • 90' + 2'
    Yellow Card Landon Donovan
  • 90' + 2'
    Keane scores! LA has clinched its second straight MLS title!!!
  • 90' + 2'
    PENALTY GALAXY! Hall fouls Keane in the box and now the Galaxy can really seal it
  • 90'
    Free kick for the Galaxy as the fourth official signals there will be three minutes of added time
  • 89'
    Davis floats in a good cross, but Clark's header is right at Saunders. Time running out for Houston
  • 87'
    Beckham is flying all over the pitch defending, looking far less than his 37 years of age
  • 85'
    30,510 here at Home Depot Center, largest in the stadium's history
  • 84'
    Bruin gets off a shot from the top of the box, but his turning effort is right at Saunders
  • 83'
    Keane runs in and beats his man, but his shot is right into Hall's stomach
  • 80'
    The Dynamo have not looked very dangerous this half. On evidence, it's hard to see them grabbing a goal here in the final 10 minutes
  • 78'
    Bruin gets behind the Galaxy defense, and gets a dangerous cross off across the face of goal that Kandji can't turn in at the back post
  • 77'
    Substitution Kofi Sarkodie Brian Ching
  • 77'
    Here comes Brian Ching. The Dynamo legend replaces Sarkodie in an attacking move for Houston
  • 76'
    Substitution Juninho Michael Stephens
  • 75'
    Substitution Christian Wilhelmsson Edson Buddle
  • 71'
    Substitution Adam Moffat Giles Barnes
  • 70'
    Houston is reeling. The Dynamo have to dig deep to find an equalizer in the last 20 minutes
  • 67'
    That goal was set up off another Gonzalez header, which Houston failed to clear, eventually resulting in a hand ball in the box. The young center back has been absolutely dominant in the air
  • 65'
    Penalty Goal Landon Donovan
  • 65'
    DONOVAN SCORES! 2-1 GALAXY
  • 65'
    PENALTY TO LA!
  • 64'
    Yellow Card Bobby Boswell
  • 64'
    It's getting very very loud in here as the Galaxy push on for a second goal
  • 63'
    Gonzalez wins ANOTHER header off a corner, which Keane volleys in, but Petrescu waves it off! The referee called Gonzalez for pushing off
  • 61'
    GOAL GALAXY! It's Omar Gonzalez with the header off a Juninho cross. The defender has been so dominant in the air on the defensive end and now his looping header in the Houston box ties the match up
  • 60'
    Goal Omar Gonzalez
  • 60'
    Gonzalez gets up for the header but it's deflected wide. Corner for the Galaxy as the crowd starts to get loud
  • 59'
    Substitution Calen Carr Macoumba Kandji
  • 59'
    Hand ball from Davis on a Franklin cross sets up a set piece chance for Beckham from the right flank....
  • 56'
    Save Saunders! Bruin gets a nice chipped ball across to Carr, whose header is saved acrobatically by the Galaxy keeper
  • 55'
    Donovan looks to get in behind, but Hall makes a nice read to clear the chipped ball in from Juninho
  • 53'
    Incredible ball from Beckham on the half-volley springs Keane, who gets by a defender, but Tally Hall makes the stop from a tight angle.
  • 48'
    Keane scores from close range off a Beckham free kick, but the goal is waved off for offside. Looked like the right call from here
  • 47'
    Great tackle by Taylor near midfield to stop Wilhelmsson in his tracks
  • 46'
    We're underway in the second half!
  • That's the half. Houston grabs a crucial goal before the half to go in with a 1-0 lead. Donovan missed a sitter for LA
  • 45'
    Moffat had the ball over the top on that goal and according to replays, Carr was onside
  • 44'
    Goal Calen Carr
  • 44'
    GOAL HOUSTON! Calen Carr gets in behind Meyer in the Galaxy defense and finishes high to Saunders' near post. Crucial goal right before the half
  • 43'
    Galaxy with a sustained bit of pressure, but it comes to nothing. Aside from Donovan's missed sitter, the away side has defended rather well so far
  • 43'
    Galaxy with a sustained bit of pressure, but it comes to nothing. Aside from Donovan's missed sitter, the away side has defended rather well so far
  • 39'
    The referee Silviu Petrescu has really let play go on here for both sides. Not calling much
  • 36'
    Juninho tracks back to break up a driving run by Garcia, who has been mostly kept quiet by the Galaxy thus far
  • 30'
    Juninho is down with an injury as the sun starts to peek out from behind the clouds. The Brazilian is able to continue on
  • 28'
    Wilhemsson gives the ball away to break up a promising attack. The Swede has done that a couple times now
  • 26'
    Great move by Sarkodie to touch by his man, and his sliding toe-poke is palmed over by Saunders
  • 25'
    Galaxy really looking to exploit the right hand side, as Ashe can be caught out of position from time to time
  • 24'
    Juninho tees one up from just outside the box, but fires wide. The Dynamo might want to close him down a bit better, he's got long-range goals in that right boot
  • 20'
    Another great chance for the Galaxy goes begging, as Beckham whips in a free kick that Magee somehow heads into the ground and over the net from very close range
  • 19'
    Great tracking back by Davis to cut out a lovely chipped pass from Beckham.
  • 17'
    Game starting to get a bit of rhythm now, both teams looking to counter quickly
  • 15'
    Davis limps off for Houston, but he looks like he should be fine to continue
  • 13'
    WHAT A MISS! Beckham springs Keane down the left flank and he's completely alone to square the ball to Donovan perfectly and the U.S international somehow fires wide from just outside the six yard box. Wow, what a let off for Houston
  • 11'
    LA starting to impose itself on the game, as Houston is dropping back to allow the Galaxy to have a bit of possession
  • 9'
    Better from Saunders there, cutting out a long ball for Bruin. He'd gotten in behind Gonzalez
  • 7'
    Keane tries to spring Franklin down the right but Ashe and Taylor combine to cut the move out
  • 4'
    Houston whips in a free kick and again Saunders looks mixed up in communication with his defense. Houston pressuring early and the Galaxy keeper appears rattled
  • 2'
    Clark cuts in a gets a decent strike off, which Saunders nervously palms away. Houston looking to attack down the left early on
  • 1'
    After still more fireworks.....we are underway in MLS Cup 2012!
  • National anthem is done and quite a firework spectacle here at the HDC. We're just about ready for kick off
  • The lineups have been announced and the teams are coming on the pitch now. Crowd is in full voice and the Home Depot Center is almost completely full already
  • For Houston, Calen Carr passed a fitness test, meaning he's in the lineup in favor of Mac Kandji
  • Marcelo Sarvas was deemed not fit to start for the Galaxy, so he'll be on the bench in favor of Christian Wilhemsson
  • Here is the Houston Dynamo starting XI: Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Boswell, Ashe; Garcia, R. Clark, Moffat, Davis (C); Carr, Bruin
  • Here is your LA Galaxy lineup: Saunders; Franklin, Gonzalez, Meyer, Dunivant; Wilhelmsson, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Donovan, Keane.
  • Afternoon all, Seth Vertelney with you here live from the Home Depot Center for today's MLS Cup final between the LA Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo