David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy are through to the Final of MLS Cup 2009 following last night’s extra time 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo at the Home Depot Center.
In a match interrupted by two power outages, veteran defender Gregg Berhalter and USA captain Landon Donovan scored for the Galaxy in extra time following 90 minutes of scoreless soccer. The newly-crowned MLS Western Conference champions Galaxy will now play in their sixth MLS Cup on November 22 at Seattle’s Qwest Field against the winner of tonight’s Chicago Fire – Real Salt Lake Eastern Conference Final.
Houston Dynamo (1-1-1) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (2-0-1)
November 13, 2009 — The Home Depot Center
LA — Gregg Berhalter 1 (unassisted) 103
LA — Landon Donovan 3 (penalty kick) 109
Houston Dynamo — Pat Onstad, Andrew Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan (Corey Ashe 82), Ricardo Clark, Stuart Holden, Brad Davis (Eddie Robinson 96), Brian Ching, Dominic Oduro (Luis Angel Landin 72),
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Cochrane, Tally Hall, Craig Waibel, Cam Weaver
Los Angeles Galaxy — Donovan Ricketts, Sean Franklin, Gregg Berhalter, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Chris Klein (Jovan Kirovski 63), David Beckham, Dema Kovalenko, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle (Alan Gordon 96), Mike Magee (Eddie Lewis 11),
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Birchall, Bryan Jordan, Yohance Marshall, Josh Saunders