--- Final Score ---

New England 1
Los Angeles 2

Robbie Keane scored the winner late in the second period of extra time on Sunday, lifting the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center, handing the club its fifth MLS Cup title.

All the storylines entering the title tilt centered on Landon
Donovan, who played in his final professional match, but it was the
newly crowned league MVP who proved his worth when it mattered most
as his excellently-taken goal in the 111th minute gave the Galaxy
the title.

It was a tense affair over the opening 45 minutes as the Galaxy
came out with more energy and created a couple chances within the
opening moments. But New England slowly settled into the game and
got the intermission scoreless.

The match really opened up in the second half and the hosts grabbed
the lead in the 52nd minute as Gyasi Zardes got on the end of
diagonal cross from Stefan Ishizaki on the left side of the penalty
area. He settled the ball and ripped it past Revolution goalkeeper
Bobby Shuttleworth with a left-footed strike.

The Revolution answered with an equalizer in the 79th minute as
rookie substitute Patrick Mullins got free down the left flank and
cut it back to Chris Tierney, who took one touch past his defender
and slid it past Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo for the tying goal.

New England had the better of the play in the first period of extra
time and had a golden opportunity to go ahead in the 104th minute
as Mullins got in behind the defense and smashed a low strike on
target, forcing Penedo into an impressive diving stop.

But Keane put the hosts in front for good with nine minutes to go
when he slipped in behind thanks to an excellent ball from Marcelo
Sarvas before sliding into the bottom right corner.

The fourth official's board showed an additional four minutes of
time, but New England could not fashion another equalizer as the
Revs suffered their fifth defeat in an MLS Cup final.

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