MLS Cup: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo

 
 
 

WHY GALAXY WILL WIN

 

The defending MLS Cup champions come into this year's final with a number of advantages over their opponents, but none more important than playing at home. In a rematch of the 2011 final, the Galaxy will have a crowd of 27,000+ roaring fans cheering them on. Along with the boisterous support, they will have the skills of Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and the soon-to-depart David Beckham. Surely the international soccer star will to everything he can to leave the Galaxy on a high note.

WHY DYNAMO WILL WIN

 

The Dynamo come into the 2012 rematch of last year's MLS Cup with a chip on their shoulders. They fell to the Galaxy 1-0 in last season's final, and certainly be aiming to avenge that loss. And this time, they'll have midfielder Brad Davis, who wasn't able to play in the 2011 Cup because of an injury. This Houston squad is much stronger than a year ago, and the addition of Davis will help them control the middle of the pitch. If their defense can manage to keep Keane and Co. at bay, and red-hot striker Will Bruin can create chances, they've got a real shot at getting revenge and claiming the Cup.
Galaxy's Probable 11
  • name pos country
  • Josh Saunders GK Puerto Rico
  • Sean Franklin D USA
  • Tommy Meyer D USA
  • Omar Gonzalez D USA
  • Todd Dunivant D USA
  • C Wilhelmsson M Sweden
  • Juninho M Brazil
  • David Beckham M England
  • Mike Magee M USA
  • Landon Donovan F USA
  • Robbie Keane F Ireland
Bruce Arena Manager
Dynamo's Probable 11
  • name pos country
  • Tally Hall GK USA
  • Kofi Sarkodie D USA
  • Bobby Boswell D USA
  • Jermaine Taylor D Jamaica
  • Corey Ashe D USA
  • Boniek Garcia M Honduras
  • Ricardo Clark M USA
  • Adam Moffat M Scotland
  • Brad Davis M USA
  • Will Bruin F USA
  • Calen Carr F USA
Dominic Kinnear Manager

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SO LONG, MLS:

The Dec. 1 MLS Cup will be David Beckham's final competitive match with the Galaxy and in MLS, as he will leave in search of "one last challenge" before the end of his playing career.

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  • Who will win MLS Cup 2012?
    • Los Angeles Galaxy
    • Houston Dynamo