CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy have had a close-knit locker room since Bruce Arena arrived near the end of the 2008 campaign, but this year's group might be the tightest yet, forged by a baby boom and heartbreaking tragedy.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Landon Donovan going out a champion would be a perfectly scripted fairy tale.
Just don’t expect the New England Revolution to buy into that Hollywood ending for Sunday’s MLS Cup.
Although the Revs maintain that spoiling the retiring Donovan’s going-out party is the furthest thing from their minds, the goal of bringing New England their first championship would in turn sour the final chapter in the of arguably the league’s greatest player.
You know the Landon Donovan storyline.
Longtime owner Robert Kraft expects to pull double duty on Sunday when both the New England Revolution and the Patriots take the field roughly 110 miles from one another in Southern California.
Kraft told USA Today this week that he will be in attendance at StubHub Center when the Revs take on the LA Galaxy in the MLS Cup final (3 pm ET; ESPN | WatchESPN | UniMas | Univision Deportes | ESPN Deportes | TSN1 | RDS2), his team’s first appearance in the league title game since 2007.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was the largest crowd in the history of MLS Cup, and somewhere among the more than 61,000 fans in the crowd were two young boys who hoped one day they would get their chance to play in the big game.
Los números no mienten: Los jugadores más importantes del LA Galaxy son de Brasil, Juninho y Marcelo Sarvas
The best players on the LA Galaxy? The names roll off your tongue: newly crowned 2014 Volkswagen MLS MVP (Robbie Keane), the greatest American soccer player of all-time (Landon Donovan), a World Cup centerback (Omar Gonzalez) and the highest-scoring Homegrown player in MLS history (Gyasi Zardes).