The LA Galaxy have won the Western Conference Championship series and advanced to the 2014 MLS Cup Final, where they will face the New England Revolution Sunday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. PT at StubHub Center live on ESPN and UniMás, stated lagalaxy.com.
After winning the first leg of the Western Conference Championship at StubHub Center 1-0 against Seattle Sounders FC, the Galaxy fell 2-1 at CenturyLink Field but advanced to the MLS Cup Final on away goals, replied lagalaxy.com. The Galaxy will now look to become the first team in MLS history to win five MLS Cup trophies when they face New England on Sunday.
The match will mark the third time that the Galaxy have faced the Revolution in an MLS Cup Final, with the Galaxy winning both previous matches by a score of 1-0. The Galaxy won their first MLS Cup title in 2002 against New England at Gillette Stadium, as a 113th-minute goal from forward Carlos Ruiz gave the Galaxy the victory. In 2005, a goal in the 105th minute from Guillermo Ramirez saw the Galaxy earn their second MLS Cup, stated lagalaxy.com.
The Revolution, who beat the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Championship, will make their fifth MLS Cup final appearance, stated mlssoccer.com. They lost all four of their previous trips to the title game, including two defeats to the Galaxy: In 2002, the Galaxy beat the Revs, 1-0 in extratime, in Foxboro, Mass., for their first MLS Cup trophy, and they picked up their second MLS title after topping the Revs, 1-0, in 2005 in Frisco, Texas.
The 2014 MLS Cup final will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN and UniMas in the United States, and on TSN and RDS in Canada, stated mlssoccer.com.