October 30, 2011
Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City Eastern Conference semifinal two game aggregate series At stake: The winner of this series will face the winner of the two-game, aggregate-goal Dynamo-Union series in a single-elimination Eastern Conference final. As the top seed, Sporting Kansas City would host any conference final if they win. Games: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in Commerce City, Col.; Wednesday, 8 p.m. in Kansas City, Kan. Regular-season records: Colorado (12-9-13, 49 points, fifth place in the Western Conference)
November 7, 2011 |
MIKE MAGEE scored the go-ahead goal on a pass from David Beckham in the 58th minute, and Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane also scored as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Real Salt Lake, 3-1 in the MLS Western Conference final in Carson, Calif., last night. The Galaxy will play the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup on Nov. 20 in Carson. Houston beat host Sporting Kansas City, 2-0, for the Eastern Conference title yesterday. This is the LA' seventh trip to the title game, the most of any team in the league.
November 21, 2011 |
CARSON, Calif. - Landon Donovan scored in the 72d minute on passes from Robbie Keane and David Beckham, and the Los Angeles Galaxy's three superstars won their first MLS Cup together with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night. Beckham won his first MLS title in the final game of his groundbreaking, five-year deal with the Galaxy, who rolled to the franchise's third league crown after finishing with the best regular-season record. Beckham punctuated a solid performance with an alert header to Keane, the Irish striker who joined Los Angeles in midseason from Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.
October 16, 2011 |
The Union admitted that it wasn't the ideal way to move into the postseason, but getting there was always the first goal. And if it took a tie against the team that entered the day having allowed the most goals in Major League Soccer, so be it. In their second season, the Union will be making their first MLS Cup playoffs appearance, following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Toronto before a record crowd of 19,178 at PPL Park in Chester. The tie secured one of the league's 10 playoff berths.
November 6, 2006 |
Taylor Twellman, the reigning Major League Soccer MVP, scored in the fourth minute to lead the New England Revolution to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United yesterday in the Eastern Conference final in Washington. Matt Reis made eight saves for the winners. The triumph earned New England a second consecutive appearance in the MLS championship game. The Houston Dynamo captured the Western Conference title by beating the visiting Colorado Rapids, 3-1. Paul Dalglish scored two goals for the Dynamo to overcome a 1-0 deficit.
December 2, 2012
Landon Donovan scored the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham left Major League Soccer as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final in Carson, Calif., on Saturday. Omar Gonzalez , the game's MVP, tied it in the 61st minute with a header, and Robbie Keane added another goal on a penalty kick in added time for the Galaxy, who defended their title and won a fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United.
November 24, 2008 |
Guillermo Barros Schelotto assisted on all three Columbus Crew goals yesterday in a 3-1 MLS Cup victory over the New York Red Bulls in Carson, Calif. The 35-year-old Argentinian received the game's MVP award to go with the regular-season MVP trophy he picked up earlier in the week. Columbus coach Sigi Schmid hoisted the Cup in the home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy, a team that fired him in 2004. Columbus and New York were original members of the MLS when it began in 1996, and both were playing in the league championship for the first time.
October 28, 2011
There are different theories on whether it means very much to have momentum going into the MLS Cup playoffs, but at least in the Union's case we're about to find out. That's because when the Union open the first of a two-game, aggregate-goal Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester against the Houston Dynamo, the two teams are coming from different directions. The Union had played well in the final weeks of the season, but then were not at the top of their game in their final two regular-season matches.
November 5, 2011 |
HOUSTON - It was a simple statement, nothing that will appear on bulletin boards, but it helps explain why the Union's long season has ended and the Houston Dynamo will be in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday to play Sporting in the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference final. After his team's 1-0 win over the Union on Thursday night at Robertson Stadium, which gave Houston a 3-1 edge in the two-game aggregate-goal Eastern Conference semifinal series, Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis explained why his team is still are playing soccer and the Union's long and successful second season is history.
October 24, 2011 |
The Union opened their second Major League Soccer season by playing Houston in March, and they will begin their first MLS Cup playoff run on Sunday against the Dynamo. With Houston's 3-1 win on Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy in the final game of the MLS regular season, the Union settled into the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and will meet No. 2 seed Houston in the two-game conference semifinals of the MLS Cup playoffs. Both teams received a bye from the four-team wild-card round.