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October 28, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 27000‎
 
83′ Mike Magee
 

Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 Seattle Sounders: Mike Magee goal the difference as defending champion enters playoffs on a win

The final game of the 2012 MLS regular season ended with a 1-0 victory for the defending MLS Cup champion.

By Keith Hickey

Mike Magee's 83rd minute goal was the difference as Los Angeles took a narrow victory over Seattle in the final match of the 2012 regular season.

Magee broke the deadlock late in the game, the substitute teeing up a ball expertly laid off on the edge of the penalty area by Robbie Keane for his fifth of the season.

Of more concern for Seattle than the result will be the health of Eddie Johnson. The U.S. national team star, who topped the Sounders scoring charts this season with 14 goals, was taken off just before halftime with an apparent hamstring injury.

With the result, Seattle and LA finish third and fourth, respectively, in the Western Conference. Seattle will play Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference semifinals, while defending MLS Cup winner Los Angeles will do battle with the Vancouver Whitecaps for the right to take on newly-crowned Supporters' Shield winner San Jose.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
5′
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
46′
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
9
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
32
David Beckham
Midfielder
62′
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
 - 
10
 - 
9
Edson Buddle
Striker
78′
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
5
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
51′
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
90′
 - 
7
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
82′
 - 
8
 - 
17

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
27
 - 
-
Bryan Gaul
Defender
46′
 - 
8
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
78′ 83′
 - 
-
 - 
32
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
51′
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
82′
 - 
7
 - 
17
 - 
16
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
44′ 90′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2