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LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup Final 2012 takes place on Saturday in what is essentially a rematch of the 2011 final, which Galaxy won. The Dynamo will be looking for revenge in this season's climax, where as the Galaxy will be looking to win their fourth league title. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Last season the Dynamo lacked fire power up front and suffered. They were pinned back for long stretches of the game, and eventually the Galaxy were able to steal a winning goal to allow them to claim the title.
Pundits are already touting a much more expansive game today than last season. Instead of a cagey affair that fans were treated to last year, the Dynamo have a number of key attacking players at their disposal which should allow more penetration through the Galaxy defense.
Brad Davis will be available for the Dynamo, which adds a new dimension to how the Houston were forced to play in the final last year. In addition, Will Bruin has developed a lot in his second season, and is a much more all-round player, which should allow him to cause more problems for the Galaxy backline.
Bruin is in form, and has scored three goals in the MLS Cup playoffs this year.
Boniek Garcia is another player who was added to the Dynamo team this season, and he should also offer more options as Houston push up the field.
However, the Galaxy will still be hot favorites to take the title. They have an all-star line up with players such as David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Juninho gracing the team. With so much experience and top level talent in their team the Galaxy will be hard to stop.
Especially as this will be David Beckham's final game in a Galaxy shirt, the team will be pushing to make this a match to remember and send him away in the perfect fashion with another title.
With both teams boasting probably the most experienced playoff players in the MLS this should be an exciting and top level game, and should be a grand finale to the season.
LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup Final 2012 is scheduled to kick off at 4.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.