Well that sucked, didn’t it? My anti-Galaxy push has been met with a strong resistance in the form of… the Los Angeles Galaxy. The New York Red Bulls lost 3-1 on aggregate in the semifinals, meaning all hopes rested on Real Salt Lake. Unfortunately, RSL hit the woodwork one too many times and LA predictably finished their chances and won 3-1. Even worse, Landon Donovan got his usual penalty kick goals in both matches and David Beckham’s crosses are all taken advantage of by Mike Magee.
Houston Dynamo are without their best set-piece taker Brad Davis after suffering a gruesome leg injury in their 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference Final. They’re on the road with the MLS Cup in Carson, CA, underdogs, shorthanded, and there’s nothing to suggest they can beat Los Angeles at full strength. The Dynamo have a win over the Galaxatives, a 3-1 season finale victory at Houston in a game where LA rested their star players. In the reverse fixture, Donovan scored a penalty in the 1st half to give them a 1-0 win.
There is nothing good that comes out of Los Angeles winning. On November 20th I want David to beat Goliath. If Japan’s women’s soccer team can pull off an upset, so can you!