2014 MLS Cup Final Predictions

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Nov 9, 2014; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan (10) reacts after scoring his third goal for a hat trick against the Real Salt Lake during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Galaxy secured their place in the MLS Cup Final thanks to a late goal from Juninho in the second leg of the Western Conference Final.  This goal keeps the dream alive for the greatest player in the history of American soccer to end his career exactly the way he deserves.  In what will be the last professional game in the brilliant career of Landon Donovan, expect the highly inspired LA Galaxy squad to earn the victory for their retiring star.

At the age of 32, Donovan is still one of the best players in MLS.  He demonstrated his excellent form in the Western Conference Semifinal against Real Salt Lake, when he scored a hat trick en route to a 5-0 victory.  Donovan is still one of the best players in the league and the Galaxy attack is loaded with goal scorers.  If Donovan can’t find the back of the net, look for Robbie Keane or Gyasi Zardes to pick up the slack and lead the LA Galaxy to another MLS Cup victory.  The Galaxy will win this game, because it is the only way the spectacular career of Landon Donovan should come to an end.

staff writer Adam Clifton