MLS Cup 2012: Houston could have its revenge on Galaxy in final

The Dynamo will have the chance to avenge the 1-0 loss it suffered in 2011 against the LA Galaxy when they meet for the second straight year at the MLS Cup.

In the return leg of the Eastern Conference Finals, Houston kept its two-goal aggregate lead against D.C. United in a 1-1 tie at RFK Stadium, in Washington, to advance to the championship game.


Midfielder Oscar Boniek Garcia opened the scoring for the Dynamo in the 33rd minute following a pass from Brad Davis – sacking Ben Olsen’s team up against the wall. After Canadian midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and Designed Player Hamdi Salihi took the field in the second half, United tied the game in the 83rd minute on a goal from Branko Boskovic, but failed to score the two goals they needed before time ran out.

Houston will play in its fourth MLS Cup game in club history. The team won the MLS championship twice, in 2006 and 2007.

Out West, with a three-goal deficit, the Seattle Sounders FC did all they could in the return leg, getting goals from Eddie Johnson in the 12th minute and Zach Scott in the 57th minute of play, but Galaxy striker Robbie Keane put the final nail in the coffin at CenturyLink Field scoring his third goal of the series on a penalty in the 68th minute. LA Galaxy advances on a 4-2 aggregate score.

The Galaxy will try to win its second consecutive MLS Cup and fourth in club history on December 1st, at Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. It will also be the eighth time the team participates in the championship game.

MLS Cup Viewing Party

The Impact will host a viewing party for the MLS Championship on December 1 at the Irish Embassy Pub (1234 Bishop Street), in Montreal. As part of the MLS Cup festivities, the Montreal Impact staff will draw prizes and there will be many surprises for those who stop by.