Last December, the LA Galaxy took home the MLS Cup for the fifth time since the team started playing Major League Soccer. The victory match was played against the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center. This victory brought The Galaxy at the number one position in terms of MLS Cup wins in Major League Soccer.
However, New England was a honorable competitor. The team had managed to level the game with a second-half goal scored by Chris Tierney. The team was able to secure victory thanks to a goal by Robbie Keane during the second period of extra time. The first goal for the Galaxy was scored by Gyasi Zardes at the 52nd minute.
Prior to this MLS win, the last time that the team had won the Cup was in 2012. Other victorious years were 2002, 2005 and 2011. Last year’s MLS Cup victory marks the third time in a period of four years that the team have been able to secure an MLS victory in Carson. This victory also marked the third time that New England was vanquished by the Galaxy during an MLS Final; in 2002, 2005 and 2014.
This MLS Cup match was the last one in the historic career of Galaxy forward player Landon Donovan. He is considered by many to be the most accomplished player in MLS history having impressive goal scores. Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy Head Coach is also considered as the most successful one in MLS postseason history as he brought his team to their fifth MLS win.