Football: MLS Cup Final - LA Galaxy v Houston Dynamo
Saturday December 1
Home Depot Center, Los Angeles
LA Galaxy fans have probably already started contemplating a grim future in which Robbie Keane is their marquee player, but there’s still the small matter of the MLS title to be decided before David Beckham departs. This year’s playoff final is an exact repeat of the 2011 clash between LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo. Beckham’s Galaxy came out on top last year, running out 1-0 winners thanks to a goal from Landon Donovan.
Neither side covered themselves in glory this year, finishing fourth and fifth in their conferences respectively, with Houston scraping into the playoffs by a single point. Since then, though, both have utilised their postseason experience to progress comfortably.
Keep an eye out for Houston’s 23-year-old striker Will Bruin, who has scored four goals in five playoff games – and of course for Keane, who actually has five in five.