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MLS Cup 2011: Match Night Commentary

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The Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo will do battle tonight as they each search for their third MLS Cup titles in tonight's 2011 MLS Cup Final (9pm, ESPN).

The Galaxy come in as the heavy favorites, playing at home in Home Depot Center, where they haven't lost in MLS all season. They face a streaking Houston Dynamo side that enjoyed one of the strongest runs to finish the season in the entire league.

The Houston Dynamo are the underdogs, especially without star midfielder Brad Davis, but they have a much better chance to win than most would expect, particularly on a rain-soaked Home Depot Center pitch.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's match so please feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):


  1. I’ll have to think some more about the other details, but I’m happy without reservation that the Cup will be at the home of the team with the most points.

  2. After watching this game I am very glad that the higher seeded team will host the MLS final now. The atmosphere was really fun to watch.

  3. Major fail with the game ball. Not only it is the Jabulani monstrocity, but it is almost impossible to see. Almost as bad as hockey. Aaah, MLS…

  4. Anyone else notice some dude playing ‘karma chameleon’ on a bugle in the background for half the game???? Has been driving me freaking nuts.

  5. Yeah. Mr. Tightshirt keeps feeling the need to b*tch about the Galaxy and Houston and how much he hates them. I understand, he’s just bitter he never won 🙂

  6. Speaking of funny commentary, if you go to Sports Illustrated’s soccer page and look under “top stories,” their live blog of the game has been unfortunately abbreviated to “Los Angeles vs. Houston instant anal”

  7. I guess I’m happy ESPN seems to be out in New York City. Commentary better on the Spanish station, probably because I can’t understand a word.

  8. Listening to Lalas and Twellman right now and thinking..

    Many American soccer players go to college. Pro: They are usually more educated than professional players in other countries. Cons: They often speak like college frat boys.


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