Had little to do in the first half and was alert when he was called into action.
Tormented the Dynamo backline the entire match with his forward runs and vision. Moved very well with Landon Donovan.
Another strong performance by the young defender. Big in the air and moved well. Was up to most tests that Houston brought against him. Showed why he was the league's best defender.
Was a great compliment to his central defensive partner and prevented the Dynamo attack from causing any danger.
Danny Cruz gave him some trouble down the flank, but for the most part was solid and shut things down.
Showed plenty of energy going down the flanks and was able to work a number of nice one-twos with his forwards. Had a few chances that should have been finished but the end product wasn't good enough.
Shut down Moffat in the midfield and was pretty solid with the rest of his play. Didn't have too many touches on the ball but when he did, most were affective.
Typically brilliant service and his work ethic was second to none. Appeared to get frustrated as the match went on but still played really well.
Not his best game in a Galaxy uniform. Sloppy with his touches and didn't finish when he did have the opportunity to do so. Was eager, just not clinical.
A strong showing for the captain, Donovan worked hard and distributed the ball around the pitch nicely. Really wanted this one. Unbelievable finish on his goal.
A number of blatant misses in the six-yard box, Cristman worked hard but didn't have the quality befitting of an MLS Cup final. Rightfully withdrawn early in the second period.
Didn't have to make any saves of note in the first half and was quiet for most of the second period. However, Donovan gave him no chance on his goal. Made a nice late save on a Beckham free kick late on.
Played really well in the middle for the Dynamo and was able to cork up Robbie Keane for most of the match. Gutsy outing by the defender.
A really cultured performance by the defender. Didn't give too much away and made a number of key tackles. Lost Cristman a few times in the first, but his marking wasn't punished.
Sliding up to the left midfield spot usually held by Davis, Ashe played well but had to do double duties with Taylor's unfortunate showing.
Really struggled against Franklin and Donovan for most of the match. Was very evident how badly the Dynamo missed Brad Davis.
Contained Magee and Keane rather well down his flank and was a strong presence in the air. Nearly decapitated Magee late in the match and saw yellow.
His service wasn't quite as good as Davis' and didn't have a great game in midfield. Didn't make too many mistakes either.
Made a few nice runs through the middle but was largely invisible.
A strong display by the forward. Worked hard and held up the play on a few occasions whenever the Dynamo managed to get the ball in the opposing half. Didn't really have a chance on goal the entire match.
Caused little trouble down the wing and was later removed. Disappointing performance for the most part.
Played quick and was probably the most dangerous Dynamo player. Despite this, couldn't create much and like Ching, didn't have a real chance at goal worth noting.
- 24 T. Deric
- 21 H. Freeman
- 2 E. Robinson
On too late to really have an impact...
Was thrown on and thrown forward in the latter stages of the match but wasn't able to do too much.
Came on to add spark to the attack and had a few nice views at goal. Drew a yellow card out of David Beckham.
- 12 W. Bruin