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MLS Cup Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy - Houston Dynamo

MLS Cup Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy - Houston Dynamo

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The Galaxy are heavily favored to take home Major League Soccer's ultimate prize against the Brad Davis-less visitors.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Magee, Juninho, Beckham, Donovan; Keane, Cristman.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Sean Alvarado (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery); FW Chad Barrett (dislocated foot)

QUESTIONABLE: MF David Beckham (back spasms); DF Gregg Berhalter (R foot sprain); DF Bryan Jordan (L middle finger tendon rupture)

Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Taylor; Cruz, Moffat, Carmargo, Ashe; Ching, Carr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Cam Weaver (R hip); MF Brad Davis (torn quad)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Dynamo will be missing their MVP candidate Brad Davis, who went down in the Eastern Conference final with a torn quad
  • The Galaxy will also be without a starter, as forward Chad Barrett dislocated his foot in training last week.
  • The Galaxy have a chance to cap off one of the greatest seasons in MLS history with a win. Their 67 points in the regular season is the second-highest total in league history, and their 0.82 goals conceded per game is third best in league history.
  • The Galaxy have not lost a game at the Home Depot Center all season. The Dynamo did not win a road match until Sept. 24, but have now won four consecutive matches on the road, including playoff games.
  • With all of their stars, it's been the unsung Mike Magee who's been the hero for the Galaxy in the playoffs, as he's scored a goal in all three postseason matches.
  • The Galaxy defeated the Dynamo 1-0 at the Home Depot Center in May. The Dynamo won the reverse fixture in October by a 3-1 score, but the Galaxy fielded an almost entirely second-choice lineup, with the Supporters' Shield having been clinched already.
  • Bruce Arena and Dominic Kinnear are both tied with Sigi Schmid and Frank Yallop for the most MLS Cups won as a coach with two. The winner of this match will earn his third, and will sit alone as the coach with the most MLS Cup victories ever.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Houston Dynamo

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
Houston Dynamo HOU
Houston Dynamo Houston Dynamo
79%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
2 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
LA Galaxy GAL
3 - 1
Houston Dynamo HOU
LA Galaxy GAL
2 - 0
Houston Dynamo HOU

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