Flawed New England Defense Gifts Robbie Keane and LA Galaxy MLS Cup

For the fifth time in MLS Cup history, the New England Revolution were forced to watch a celebration they dreamed of participating in. 

This time around, the defeat was a bit more agonizing to swallow. When Chris Tierney's 79th-minute strike found the back of the net, it looked like the Revolution would find a way to score a second goal and lift their first MLS Cup. 

The visiting supporters at the StubHub Center, and the rest of the fans watching back home across New England, were inches away from letting out all of their past failures into one exuberant celebration in the 85th minute. But their celebration was halted when Teal Bunbury's shot from the left wing hit the inside of the top post.

Even after Bunbury's attempt off the crossbar, New England showed no let up in its attacking impetus. With all of the momentum behind them, Jay Heaps' side were poised to break the franchise's final curse. 

Despite all of ...

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