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.
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.
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
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.
New England Revolution intenta buscar una explicación a su quinta derrota en la final de la Copa MLS
CARSON, California - New England Revolution es el tercer equipo que más veces ha disputado la final de la MLS. Pero, en cinco ocasiones nunca la ha ganado.
La más reciente debacle sucedió el domingo en el StubHub Center cuando cayeron por 2-1 en tiempo extra ante el LA Galaxy, que a su vez ganó su quinto título, más que ningún otro equipo. Además, es la tercera ocasión en que los Revs pierden en la final ante LA, tras haberlo hecho en 2002 y 2005, también en tiempo extra.
LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers reflects on "difficult, amazing" journey from retirement to second MLS Cup
CARSON, Calif. – Robbie Rogers will enjoy this one.
CARSON, California – As confetti clogged the air, fireworks crackled and Robbie Keane lifted the Philip F. Anschutz trophy high about his head, Jermaine Jones turned and quickly strode down the tunnel.
CARSON, Calif. - Landon Donovan walked off the field for the final time as a champion Sunday, enveloped himself in his teammates' locker-room chants of “one more year,” then dropped a bombshell.
CARSON, California – It was a classic 50-50 call. The sort of game-changing decision Revs fans will lament in bars, basements and break rooms for the foreseeable future.
CARSON, Calif. -- A champagne-soaked Marcelo Sarvas tried to recall his game-winning assist that helped the LA Galaxy win their fifth MLS Cup, and the best he could do was compare it to an American football pass.