The Galaxy have dispelled a lot of myths this season. The myth that an MLS team can't be deep enough to survive both Champions League and the MLS playoffs. Sure that one involved a lot of luck, but dispelling this next one didn't. The Home Depot Center was loud last night. Sure, a fully enclosed older English style stadium like Sporting Kansas City has built for themselves might have a better match atmosphere, and the Galaxy having split Supporters' groups sometimes makes things cacophonic rather than symphonic. However, those fans at the HDC were into that match, they were loud when it counted, and that really contributed to the feeling that they may have witnessed one of the all time MLS playoff games.
I've gone on and on about this match though. And how brilliant David Beckham and Robbie Keane were, I mean they really were just...
Let's see what the papers have to say about the Galaxy's performance last night:
Galaxy beats Real Salt Lake, 3-1, to reach MLS final - latimes.com
As confetti and fireworks rained down on a chilly Home Depot Center on Sunday night, marking the Galaxy 's 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer 's Western Conference final, Robbie Keane stepped atop a hastily constructed platform at midfield, taking his place alongside Landon Donovan and David Beckham .
Los Angeles and Houston Proceed to M.L.S. Cup - NYTimes.com
Los Angeles took the Western Conference title with a 3-1 win; Houston’s 2-0 victory over Kansas City gave it the Eastern Conference title.
Galaxy are best in the West, make MLS Cup final after 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake - LA Daily News
CARSON - This time, the Galaxy got the No. 1 seed thing right. A year ago, the leagues best team got to the Western Conference final and flopped.
Rivalry with Galaxy ‘respectfully played’ | The Salt Lake Tribune
Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis isn’t ready to place his team’s rivalry with the LA Galaxy on the same level of the Colorado Rapids or even the Galaxy and Chivas USA, which call the Home Depot Center the home field. RSL and Rapids games are typically nasty, bruising with plenty of extracurricular activity off the ball — and on it, to be honest. "The games between [RSL and LA] have always been respectfully played," Kreis said.
The Los Angeles Galaxy defeat RSL 3-1 to reach MLS Cup. Here's what we learned from the match, writes Jeff Carlisle.
CARSON, Calif. -- This is what Philip Anschutz must have had in mind as he dipped into his deep pockets time after time over the last 15 years and...
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake: live minute by minute coverage of the MLS Western Conference Championship