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  • November 21, 2011
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MLS Cup Preview: Los Angeles Galaxy - Houston Dynamo

The Galaxy are heavily favoured 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: Sean Alvarado (right knee surgery); Leonardo (right knee surgery); Chad Barrett (dislocated foot)

QUESTIONABLE: Gregg Berhalter (right foot sprain); Bryan Jordan (left middle finger tendon rupture)

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Cam Weaver (right hip); 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 was the unsung Mike Magee who has been the hero for the Galaxy in the play-offs, as he's scored a goal in all three post-season matches.
  • The Galaxy defeated the Dynamo 1-0 at the Home Depot Center in May. Houston won the reverse fixture in October by a 3-1 score, but LA fielded an almost entirely second-choice line-up, 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 titles. 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
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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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