MLS Cup Final – LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup Final 6:00 PST/9:00 EST
The winner of Sunday’s final will become the second team in MLS history to win three MLS Cup titles and will be just behind D.C. United who have won the Cup four times.
Houston Dynamo are in their third MLS Cup final in the last six seasons
During this season’s regular season the Galaxy won 1-0 at home and the Dynamo won the return 3-1
Biggest difference between the sides in the regular season was goals against.
Galaxy only allowed 28; Dynamo 41; however the numbers are deceptive as Dynamo tightened up considerably over the final few weeks of the season
The Dynamo have not allowed a goal since early in the conference semifinal first leg against Philadelphia, 263 minutes ago.
Houston defender Andre Hainault is enjoying a purple patch – he has three goals in the last five games.
The emergence of Camargo in the Dynamo midfield has had a positive ripple effect. Geoff Cameron has moved to centre back and the goals against have dropped dramatically
The Dynamo have had 17 different players score in 2011 and seven players with at least four goals in the regular season.
Los Angeles Galaxy has spent only two rounds out of the last 22 rounds of play out of first place overall in the league – winners of the Supporters’ Shield
Ten of the Galaxy’s wins this year have been by 1-0 – 5 home and 5 away
“Play-off” Mike Magee – he scored three key goals in each of the Galaxy’s three playoff wins
Magee has scored 8 goals this season behind Landon Donovan’s 14
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