Galaxy and Revs for MLS Cup 2014

Published Monday, December 1, 2014 5:09 PM by Shane Barrow

What wonderful series we had in the MLS Conference Finals.  Goals and drama galore.  First the New England Revolution rolled past New York Red Bull in grand fashion winning on a 4-3 aggregate.  Then the LA Galaxy went to Seattle and got the valuable away goal to advance after a 2-2 aggregate finish.

New England has been about as hot as you can be since the signing of Jermaine Jones.  They have been rolling through the MLS Eastern Conference and put a powerful Red Bull squad in their place.  After taking the opening leg 2-1 in NY it looked like the Revs would be on their way returning to home ground, but NY had some very different ideas.  The Red Bulls scored first shocking the home crowd and evening the aggregate scoreline.  But the day would belong to Charlie Davies as he would score twice to lift the New England Revolution to the MLS Cup.  NE would weather some nervy moments in the final minutes as Thierry Henry was unable to will his side to the goal they so desperately needed in his final MLS match.

In the Western Conference Finals, the Galaxy travelled to Seattle looking to hang on to their slim 1-0 lead they took from home soil.  The monster crowd of 57,000 lifted the Sounders to a quick start and by the break Seattle had completely flipped the aggregate with a 2-0 lead.  Los Angeles would need to find a goal in the second half.  Shortly after the restart they got the goal they needed as Juninho scored his first goal of the entire season.  As it would turn out, the away goal rule that allowed Seattle to slip past FC Dallas in the previous round would be the same rule to put them out against the Galaxy.

So now we get the Los Angeles Galaxy hosting the New England Revolution in the 2014 MLS Cup.  It should be a real cracker of an affair as Landon Donovan looks to go out with a another MLS title next weekend.