2014 MLS Cup Final Predictions

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June 23, 2013; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes (29) celebrates with forward Robbie Keane (7) after scoring a goal against Chivas USA during the first half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With the MLS Cup Final now set, I believe the LA Galaxy will be successful in Landon Donovan’s final game and win their fifth title. This will be a high scoring affair with both teams having high powered offenses.

Ever since Jermaine Jones arrived in New England, they have been a completely different side. The Jones acquisition has led New England to a great second half of the season and their success in the Eastern Conference side of the playoffs. He connects their midfield allowing people like Charlie Davies and Lee Nguyen to thrive.

Los Angeles may not have made any big mid-season acquisition, but they did not need to. They have been clicking on all cylinders for most of the season and have continued throughout the postseason. Their trio of Keane, Donovan and Zardes has not been the most productive in the postseason yet, but they have such depth on their roster that they have other ways to get goals.

There won’t be a shortage of goals in this game. Both teams have shown throughout the year that they can almost score at will so it will be a matter of which defense can make the stops when it counts and that team will be the LA Galaxy. New England’s defense this postseason has shown they will give up goals. So far they have simply outscored their opponents.

LA’s squad is a much more complete team with many more players that can make a difference on the game. Landon Donovan will have his dream chance to go off into retirement as a champion, and I think he will. He will not take this opportunity lightly, and he will walk into the StubHub Arena once more and make the difference so he and his team can walk out as champions.

Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 New England Revolution

staff writer Zach Galloway