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  • November 20, 2011
  • • 9:28 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 30281

Live Commentary

  • Fully deserved for the Galaxy, who were on top the entire game, and entire season really. Stay tuned to for full post match coverage
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Landon Donovan
  • 90' + 2'
    Beckham whips in a great free kick and Hall gets across well to save! That would have been the icing on the cake
  • 90'
    Three minutes of stoppage time. Not looking likely for the Dynamo
  • 87'
    Gonzalez does well to cut out a Houston cross. He's also been excellent tonight, as the Dynamo have struggled to find any joy against the LA defense
  • 85'
    Some shaky goalkeeping by Saunders there, coming out on a cross by Clark, but failing to get anything on it as Cameron beats him to the ball. It goes out for a corner
  • 84'
    SubstitutionCorey Ashe Jevaughn Watson
  • 81'
    Yellow Card David Beckham
  • 81'
    Beckham is getting too used to the USA. He just NFL tackled Costly, rightfully earning a yellow card
  • 79'
    Donovan steals the ball and breaks, but instead of passing through to a wide-open Keane, he goes at it himself and fires right at Hall
  • 78'
    SubstitutionDanny Cruz Colin Clark
  • 75'
    Hainault climbs over Magee, setting up a potentially storybook moment for Beckham on a free kick right outside the box. His shot is poor though, right into the wall.
  • 74'
    Yellow Card Andre Hainault
  • 73'
    All three DPs were involved there. Beckham won a header to Keane, who slotted Donovan behind the Dynamo defense beautifully. The U.S. international lifted a cheeky clipped finish with the outside of his right boot over Hall.
  • 72'
  • 71'
    Goal Landon Donovan
  • 69'
    Boswell strips Donovan in the box. Again, the Boswell/Cameron duo has been excellent tonight
  • 66'
    Chance Houston! Ashe gets a good cross in and Moffat rises well to win the header, but it spins wide of goal. Carlo Costly comes on to replace Carr right after
  • 65'
    SubstitutionCalen Carr Carlo Costly
  • 64'
    With Cristman out, Donovan has moved up top to forward and Birchall slots in at center mid
  • 60'
    Keane robs Cameron and looks to take the ball in, but he stops and allows Boswell to catch up and he eventually dispossess him
  • 58'
    SubstitutionAdam Cristman Chris Birchall
  • 57'
    GOAL GALAXY! But it's waived off! Keane scored but he's called for offside! Replays showed he looked level, maybe just a fraction off
  • 57'
    Carr takes the ball towards the Galaxy defense, but he doesn't have the numbers and ends up shooting high and wide. Houston may be expending all its energy on defense here
  • 53'
    Ching looks to slot Camargo in, but Gonzalez covers his line well and gets over to clear
  • 49'
    Keane just wide! A deflected pass by Gonzalez put him behind the defense, but his scuffed half-volley goes just wide of the far post
  • 48'
    Moffat tries one of his trademark long range efforts, but it's not up to his standard and bounces wide
  • 47'
    Geoff Cameron has a right knee injury. It will be a worth keeping an eye on him in this second half
  • 46'
    The second half is underway!
  • That's halftime. The Galaxy will surely think they should be ahead, but the Dynamo's defense has held up, but only just
  • 45'
    Keane sets up Magee with some space, but he balloons his left-footed shot over. The Galaxy's finishing the first half has been quite poor
  • 44'
    Cruz gets off a shot from distance, but it's right at Saunders
  • 43'
    Keane slithers past Hainault on the left side, but Boswell is there to cover and head out for a corner
  • 41'
    Yellow Card Adam Cristman
  • 41'
    Cristman earns a yellow for a late challenge on Boswell. Wouldn't be surprised to see him subbed off at halftime, after missing three good chances in the first half
  • 39'
    That time, Beckham's service is too low, and is easily headed out
  • 38'
    Taylor wins a header in the box. He's filled in quite well so far. Another free kick coming for the Galaxy
  • 36'
    Beckham with a dangerous lofted ball for Keane, but he can't get a touch to take it over the onrushing Tally Hall
  • 34'
    Dunivant is found well by Keane, who plays across the goal for Donovan, and Taylor had to be there to clear out for a corner
  • 31'
    Cameron looks like he picked up a bit of a knock, but he's able to carry on
  • 28'
    Houston with a giveaway at the back. Keane spots Cristman, but his shot is blocked by Cameron. Galaxy pleads for a handball, but the referee waves play on
  • 28'
    Cristman with another wayward header! Beckham spots him at the back post and he gets under the ball and heads well wide
  • 25'
    Rain is starting to fall at Home Depot Center now
  • 23'
    Houston with a little spell of possession in the Galaxy's half, but nothing comes of it
  • 20'
    Cameron dispossesses Cristman with consummate ease. He's been excellent so far
  • 19'
    This game has gone according to script thus far. The Galaxy on top, and attacking. Houston defending well enough to keep them off the scoreboard
  • 16'
    Another corner for LA. Houston defends it better this time
  • 13'
    Yellow Card Bobby Boswell
  • 13'
    Horrendous marking by Houston on that corner. Not sure how Cristman got so free so close to the goal
  • 12'
    Miss Cristman! He's WIDE OPEN at the top of the six off Beckham's corner and heads wide. Golden opportunity missed
  • 11'
    Cameron steps up and blocks a shot by Donovan after nice interplay with Franklin. Corner LA
  • 9'
    Good intervention by Taylor cuts out a great floated ball by Beckham looking for Keane. The Dynamo have done a good job frustrating the Galaxy attack so far
  • 7'
    Great passing move from the Galaxy, but Dunivant's cross is cut out by the Dynamo defense
  • 5'
    Donovan wins a free kick, but surprisingly, Beckham's service on a free kick isn't great, and it sails over everybody
  • 3'
    Keane is almost slipped through the Dynamo defense, but Cameron steps in to intercept
  • 2'
    Adam Cristman gets stuck in early, fouling a Dynamo defender
  • 1'
    MLS Cup 2011 is underway!
  • Players coming on the field, we'll be underway momentarily
  • Adam Cristman replaces the injured Chad Barrett up top for the Galaxy. Jermaine Taylor into the match for Brad Davis, he'll play left back while Corey Ashe will slide up to left midfield. Both changes were expected
  • And the Houston starting XI: Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Taylor; Cruz, Camargo, Moffat, Ashe; Ching, Carr.
  • Here is the Galaxy starting XI: Saunders, Franklin, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Donovan, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Cristman, Keane
  • Good evening everybody, Seth Vertelney here with you for tonight's main event: MLS Cup, featuring the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo