2014 MLS Cup Final Predictions

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Nov 23, 2014; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Marcelo Sarvas (8) celebrates his goal in the second half of the Western Conference Championship game against the Seattle Sounders FC at StubHub Center. Galaxy won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

This game is going to be hotly contested in the midfield, as LA will make a conscious effort to get the ball out wide and create gaps in New England’s defense. For the Revs, their game will be played up the middle through Jermaine Jones and MVP runner up Lee Nguyen. Their ability to connect the dots and get Charlie Davies the ball in dangerous positions will directly affect their efforts to upset the Galaxy.

Donovan scores once on a PK on his finale, around half time while Marcelo Sarvas scores a “throwaway goal” late in the game around the 86th minute. New England has had a great year thus far but I doubt they will be able to match the firepower of Landon Donovan and newly knighted MVP Robbie Keane. LA will be riding a home field advantage on Sunday, as well as almost all the momentum.

They’re fresh off of beating the MLS cup favorite Seattle Sounders (okay maybe not beating, but losing closely to them and advancing on aggregate), and as well as New England has played as of recent, it will take a bit more than a solid midfield and Charlie Davies to topple MLS’s Golden Boys.

LA Galaxy wins 2-0.

staff writer Marc McCormack