As I’m sure you know by now, the New England Revolution  will play the Los Angeles galaxy will face off for the MLS cup championship. This will be New England’s 5th finals appearance in the 19th MLS season. They have yet to win one title. Meanwhile LA will be making their 9th mls cup finals appearance, winning 4 and losing 4 previously. This will be the third time New England and LA will meet in the finals. On both of those occasions, in 2002 where Foxboro was the host city that year, and 2005, both games ended in 1-0 overtime wins for LA. I was in attendance at Foxboro in 2002, and still remember the anger as I left my seat to go home as LA was celebrating their win.

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> from 2002 finals

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> from 2005 finals

Earlier this season when these two clubs met, LA won 5-1 in a ugly game for New England. That was the low point of that 8 game losing streak. That was before the Revs landed Jermaine Jones. This finals wont be easy. Not when LA has players like Robbie Keane (voted league MVP for 2014 season) Landon Donavan, Gyasi Zardes, Stefan Ishizaki that will put New England’s defense on alert all game. I think this will be a multi-goal, exciting open finals!

The finals will be this Sunday December 7th at 3pm. If you are looking for a place in Worcester to watch, I recommend the Greyhound Pub on Water Street in the Cannel District.

I mentioned the MVP award, LA Robbie Keane was voted league MVP. New England’s Lee Nguyen finished 3rd in the voting. I think most Revs fans would agree that Lee should of been awarded MVP. With 18 goals this season Lee wasn’t the leagues leading scorer, but was the leading non-forward count. Lee did lead the league in most game winning goals. Where would New England be without his goals?