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MLS Cup: Who will win?

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The 2011 MLS Cup Final is being considered in most circles as a mis-match between the strongest team in the league and a team that road a hot streak into the post season. The Los Angeles Galaxy are the heavy favorites to lift the trophy in their home stadium, but the Dynamo aren't ready to just play the role of punching bag.

You need only look at the past two MLS Cups, won by the Colorado Rapids in 2010 and Real Salt Lake in 2009 (against LA) to see underdogs emerge victorious. The Galaxy are well aware of this and aren't buying into the notion that this final will be an easy one.

That being said, it's tough not to pick the Galaxy. They are strong, healthy and loaded with talent all over the field. They also haven't lost at home all season.

The Houston Dynamo are the clear underdogs, but their tough defense should give them a fighting chance, even though the Dynamo will be playing without injured MVP candidate Brad Davis.

Here is our question for you. Who do you think we will Sunday's MLS Cup Final? Will be the favored LA Galaxy, or the underdog Dynamo?

Cast your vote after the jump:

How did you vote? Who do you see winning and why?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Do note Houston’s 3 goals against LA came against a reserve side. LA’s last game of the season and they chose to rest the majority of their starters. Many on the field hadn’t even taken the field during league play.

    And yet they still scored a goal.

    And that win against the reserve Galaxy side? Yeah… that gave Houston an easier path in the playoffs.

    You’re welcome, btw.

  2. Houston has to try to come out and score to take the crowd out of the match. They know if they let LA get out to an early lead, they are toast.

    I think this one goes over the total easy.

  3. I hope it’s 2-1 or even more high scoring than that, because I’m sure plenty of casuals will tune in and we want to convert them. Unfortunately I don’t see it with these two teams and how they play offensively, plus their lock-down defenses. I hope it’s higher scoring but I see it being 1-0 Galaxy most likely. Rooting for 3-2 Galaxy on a last second Beckham-to-Donovan goal.

  4. I agree. This game may be where Geoff Cameron steps up, and gets into a US Mens National team as a regular in the back line


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