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  • November 6, 2011
  • • 9:21 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 23437

Live Commentary

  • The game finishes and LA is going to the MLS Cup where it will be the favorites. Can Beckham and Donovan finally win an MLS Cup together?
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Sean Franklin
  • 90' + 3'
    SubstitutionDavid Beckham Michael Stephens
  • 90' + 3'
    Beckham comes off to a rousing applause.
  • 90' + 2'
    Keane follows Donovan's effort with a close range miss as well. This time the shot goes right.
  • 90' + 1'
    Donovan misses a wide open shot sailing up to the stands.
  • 89'
    Espindola misses a great opportunity set up from Saborio. His shot from inside the box goes right.
  • 87'
    Magee and Johnson get at each other as the two get physical on the field.
  • 86'
    RSL is sending every player forward. They are throwing caution to the wind.
  • 84'
    Saunders makes an athletic block on Gil's stunning strike.
  • 82'
    SubstitutionJamison Olave Tony Beltran
  • 82'
    Beltran immediately makes an impact, blocking Keane's shot in front of goal with his backheel.
  • 81'
    Beltran is coming in for Olave. With the game looking like a victory, Kreis doesn't want to further risk the health of his defender.
  • 79'
    Keane nearly gets another one as he beat Rimando but he is forced wide right and shots a ball that just gets blocked.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionAndy Williams Luis Gil
  • 75'
    17-year-old teenage prospect Luis Gil is being brought on. It will be interesting to see what he does in the MLS playoffs.
  • 74'
    Espindola is called offside in front of goal.
  • 70'
    Yellow Card Javier Morales
  • 70'
    SubstitutionRobbie Russell Ned Grabavoy
  • 69'
    The Galaxy look good for the MLS Cup on this one.
  • 68'
    Goal Robbie Keane
  • 68'
    Keane scores a STUNNER!!! The Ireland striker dribbles past Olave and and twists in the box to score past Rimando.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionChad Barrett Chris Birchall
  • 62'
    Barrett is being subbed out for Birchall and the striker appears to be upset with the decision.
  • 61'
    Beckham charges up the field and is fouled by Wingert.
  • 59'
    ESPINDOLA almost equalized with a strike that just hits the top frame of the goal.
  • 58'
    Goal Mike Magee
  • 57'
    MAGEE SCORES AGAIN!!!! Three playoff games, three goals!!! Beckham launches a perfect cross that finds the head of Magee.
  • 56'
    Yellow Card Juninho
  • 55'
    Free kick from Morales is cut out from LA's defense and the team charges up field.
  • 50'
    Barrett shot is blocked by a Will Johnson in the face. Heroic save in front of goal but Johnson is still in ground.
  • 47'
    Beckman launches a dangerous forward long ball that it is just intercepted by Williams in the box. That could have been deadly.
  • 45'
    LA kicks off second half!!!
  • It's halftime and both sides are level. Both teams have had chances and it should be interesting in the second half. Have any questions, hit me up at @sportslab on twitter.
  • 45' + 2'
    Beckerman almost gets one in!!!!! His shot just hits the goal post.
  • 45' + 1'
    Franklin takes Johnson down in a clumsy tackle. Shocking he didn't get a yellow card.
  • 44'
    Espindola beats LA's defense and crosses the ball but his pass is intercepted in front of goal.
  • 42'
    Another close chance for Keane. His shot just curls past RSL's goal post.
  • 39'
    On another stats note, Donovan now has 19 playoff goals.
  • 37'
    The game remains tight throughout. The Galaxy appear content to sit back and wait for RSL to make a mistake and then attack. They have been chipping away at RSL's advantage in possession, now holding the ball 46.7 percent of the time.
  • 32'
    Keane hits the frame!!!! His almost beat Rimando on that shot.
  • 31'
    Good punch by Rimando!!! He saves a dangerous free kick from Beckham
  • 28'
    Barrett beats one defender in the box but can't get the right angle against Rimando.
  • 27'
    Everyone expected these two teams to go at it, and they haven't disappointed.
  • 24'
    Goal A. Saborío
  • 24'
    RSL equalizes instantly!!! GOAL!!!!! Olave heads the ball to Saborio who scores. Great corner from Morales!!!
  • 23'
    Donovan beat the keeper going to his right.
  • 23'
    Not this time, GOAL!!!!!! Donovan scores the spot kick!!!!
  • 22'
    Penalty Goal Landon Donovan
  • 22'
    Donovan up for the penalty, he's missed before against Rimando.
  • 21'
    PENALTY!!! Gonzales was pushed as he tried to head the ball towards goal
  • 20'
    Keane squanders a perfect opportunity to cross into Magee, still, this is better from LA.
  • 18'
    RSL continues its dominance of possession, having completed almost double the amount of passes than its opponent.
  • 17'
    Juninho test Rimando early with a long range shot on goal, firing from 30 yards out.
  • 14'
    Borchers is warming up on the field. It is possible that Kreis is concerned about Olave who is playing through injury.
  • 11'
    Morales finds Schuler open for a clear header in the box but his attempt just sails wide.
  • 8'
    RSL has dominated possession so far, controlling the ball 65.4 percent of the opening 8 minutes.
  • 5'
    Morales' corner finds Russell whose shot goes into the hands of LA's Saunders.
  • 3'
    Keane finds Barrett ahead of him and launches a long forward pass to the forward whose shot just sails above the goal frame.
  • 2'
    Good catch from Rimando, who leaps up to get Beckham's free kick.
  • 1'
    Physical play stars early, Olave sends Keane to ground with an early foul.
  • Kick off!!! RSL has the ball.
  • Players are on the field. Five minutes to kickoff!
  • Bruce Arena could set the record for MLS Playoff wins.
  • RSL's lineup: Rimando, Russell, Olave, Wingert, Williams, Beckerman, Morales, Johnson, Espindola, Saborio.
  • LA's lineup: Saunders, Dunivant, DeLeGarza, Gonzales, Franklin, Beckham, Juninho, Magee, Donovan, Barrett, Keane
  • Hello readers, welcome to our LIVE commentary of the Western Conference final between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake!! This is Alex Labidou (@sportslab on twitter), I will be providing you with my insights of what should be an exciting match.