MLS Cup 2011 Final: TV Schedule, Times and Dates

The 2011 MLS Cup couldn't have produced a better final. The Houston Dynamo take on the star-studded LA Galaxy in a battle for MLS supremacy and the ultimate prize, the MLS Cup.When: November 20th, 9:00 p.m. ETWhere: The Home Depot Center, Carson, CAWatch: ESPNThe LA Galaxy came into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the West and proved worthy of their designation.Sporting Kansas City proved all the naysayers wrong in the regular season by becoming the top seed in the East. However, they fell short in the MLS Cup as the Houston Dynamo blew past them in a 2-0 shutout victory in the conference finals.The LA Galaxy features the big names that make this matchup must-see TV for the masses.Landon Donovan and legend David Beckham are two of the most recognizable players in the world. Meanwhile, Mike MaGee has continued his tear by sealing the victory in the conference finals with a magnificent header off the foot of Beckham.While the Galaxy have star power, the Dynamo have only had one goal scored on them in the MLS Cup thus far. What's more, midfielder Brad Davis has a whopping 14 assists.Casual fans will struggle to find names they recognize ...
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David Beckham Video: Watch LA Galaxy Clinch MLS Finals Berth

Whether it was David Beckham's perfect placement or Mike Magee coming up big in the clutch once again that sealed the L.A. Galaxy's MLS Finals berth is unclear—and frankly, it doesn't matter.The epic, bending pass was vintage Beckham and Magee's ability to finish and bring it all home was the perfect way for the Galaxy to punch their ticket to the finals.Real Salt Lake proved to be a formidable opponent. The L.A. Galaxy haven't been running away with victory on their journey through the MLS Cup Playoffs by any means. They edged out the New York Red Bulls with a 3-2 aggregate score and narrowly escaped Real Salt Lake.Even so, they are finding a way to win. Magee's uncanny ability to deliver in playoff scenarios has been instrumental to the team's success.Some will argue that Beckham isn't the player he once was, and those people would be correct. That being said, it's clear he's still a factor. His veteran presence makes plays like this one possible.The Galaxy came into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the West and have delivered every time they've taken the pitch.Now, they've got to square off against the Houston Dynamo, a team who ...
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2011 MLS Cup Bracket: Round by Round Breakdown

We're down to eight teams in the MLS Cup and with the Conference Semifinals kicking off tomorrow, this week is going to be packed with thrilling and intense matchups.The 2011 MLS Cup is wide open and the Conference Semifinals will separate the pretenders from the contenders. The Colorado Rapids and New York Red Bulls look to work their way up from wild-card hopeful to an MLS Cup victory, but they face an uphill battle with MLS giants lying in their paths.Will top seeds Sporting KC and the LA Galaxy clash in the final or will we see a promising underdog battle their way to the top?Sporting KC virtually came out of nowhere to rise to the top of the East. While they've made a habit of making critics look foolish, there is still the off chance that they are vulnerable to an early upset.The LA Galaxy won the West by a margin of four points. While they earned the top spot–and deservedly so–the Seattle Sounders are a force to be reckoned with.The Sounders don't have a gimme game lying in front of them by any means though, as the third seed in the West, Real Salt Lake managed to take ...
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