MLS Playoffs

MLS Cup watched by nearly two million viewers, capping off record-setting MLS postseason

MLS Cup watched by nearly 2 million; new postseason attendance record set
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Jose Goncalves battles Stefan Ishisaki for the ball

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Did you watch MLS Cup 2014 between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution last Sunday?

If so, you were among nearly two million people in the US that watched the championship game, according to numbers released by Major League Soccer on Wednesday. The viewership numbers, combining television (both English- and Spanish-language broadcasts) and digital platforms, represented a 93-percent increase over MLS Cup 2013.

Dynasty? Bruce Arena says LA Galaxy's run of championships "may never be achieved again"

Dynasty? Arena says LA's three championships in four years "may never be achieved again"
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CARSON, Calif. -- As the LA Galaxy prepared for their fourth MLS Cup title appearance in six years, head coach Bruce Arena didn't want to talk dynasty.

“I don't like to hear it, to be honest with you,” he responded when the “D” word was uttered. “I don't like hearing that. You've got to prove things on the field. If you win something, then you can talk afterward. Talking before doesn't make any sense to me.”

La Copa MLS 2014 rompió récords de audiencia alrededor del mundo

La Copa MLS 2014 rompió récords de audiencia alrededor del mundo

Landon Donovan lifts MLS Cup 2014 (Dec. 7, 2014)

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MLS Cup: Re-live the LA Galaxy's record fifth title with all the sights from MLS' biggest game

GALLERY: Re-live MLS Cup with all the sights from year's biggest game
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It's been roughly 48 hours since the LA Galaxy lifted their record fifth MLS Cup. Unless you're a Galaxy fan or have Landon Donovan posters plastered on your walls, you've probably moved on.

MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy wasting no time in finding retiring Landon Donovan's replacement

Wasting No Time: Galaxy already searching for Donovan's replacement
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HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – The LA Galaxy and their fans bid Landon Donovan farewell Monday night when the club celebrated its fifth MLS Cup championship with a rally at the base of the Hermosa Beach Pier.

Now LA need to figure out how to replace their departing legend.

MLS Cup: After ultimate disappointment, New England Revolution will be "hungrier next year"

After Cup disappointment, Revs say they'll be "hungrier next year"
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The sting of defeat may be fresh, but the New England Revolution must begin to pick up the pieces by looking at their triumphant run which left them just one goal shy of bringing the organization their first MLS Cup championship.

This is a team that just two years ago missed the postseason for the third straight season and a team that suffered through an eight-game losing streak before rallying strong to close out the campaign.

For AJ DeLaGarza, LA Galaxy's MLS Cup title bittersweet experience after death of infant son

For DeLaGarza, Galaxy's MLS Cup title bittersweet experience
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CARSON, Calif. – The party was raucous in the LA Galaxy's locker room Sunday afternoon after they claimed their third MLS Cup title in four years, but for A.J. DeLaGarza, the celebration was rather bittersweet.

Landon Donovan's career is officially over: What's your all-time favorite LD moment in MLS?

Donovan hangs 'em up: What's your all-time favorite LD moment in MLS?
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After a richly successful 14-year career in the league he helped build, Landon Donovan can finally ride off into the sunset with his record sixth MLS Cup title after the LA Galaxy's 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday.

Armchair Analyst: LA Galaxy end an era with cagey, late MLS Cup win | Three Things

Analyst: LA end an era with cagey, late MLS Cup win | Three Things
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It felt like the end of a dynasty. The LA Galaxy have won three of the last four MLS Cups, and been to the title game four times in the last six years. They've won two Supporters' Shields, and finished second twice more in that timespan. They are the standard by which other successful MLS clubs will henceforth be measured.

LA Galaxy midfield duo Marcelo Sarvas and Juninho re-affirm credentials as one of MLS' top duos in Cup win

Sarvas, Juninho re-affirm credentials as one of MLS' top midfield duos in LA's Cup win
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CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy always thought Sunday's MLS Cup final was going to be about them, what they do and how well they do it, but they knew that mitigating New England's big guns was going to be crucial if they were going to succeed.

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