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November 22, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Game thread, MLS Cup final

2– Nice cross from Findley, the Oregon State grad.
9 — Niced through ball by Magee for Donovan, in front of the goal, but no good shot.
12- Becks will get his first corner kick….cleared out and there will be another one.
14 — Yellow card for WIll Johnson of RSL for a shove on Donovan.
16 — Beckerman and Magee go at it verbally after a hard foul against LA, and Beckerman just kicked the ball at Magee’s legs then took it away from him. He seems like a loose cannon. Love it.
18 — Player down for RSL is Morales, stretcher out but not needed. Morales walks off.
22 — Morales came back on but was limping badly and clearly in pain. It’s a left knee ligament LCL sprain. Now Clint Mathis is in for RSL and Morales out, we’ll see if that disrupts their attack.
25 — Kirovski with the shot, saved on the bounce by Rimando.
27 — Findley with a nice burst of speed but it’s a goal kick when he loses the ball.
28 — Gonzalez gets in on set piece and his ball is chipped over the goal.
30 — I’m sure Posh (Victoria) isn’t going to read this, though I do think she and Dave are a good couple…but Becks’ hair just doesn’t look that good. Moving on…
32 — Andy Williams with the low grounder shot, wide.
36 — First great chance to LA…Buddle to Donovan, who pushes it up, sends it wide to Magee with the shot that goes through two RSL defenders and wide right of the net.
39 — Yellow card to LA’s Birchall.
40 — Offsides on Buddle and Beckham and Donovan are really upset.
41 –GOALLL….Los Angeles. Beckham up the middle, right pass to Donovan, centers to Magee for the tuck into the left corner of the net. 1-0 Galaxy.
Extra time — Williams free kick to Borchers with the re-direct, saved by Ricketts.
Big shot turnaround by Movsisyan is over the goal. RSL not fazed, it appears.
HALF 1-0 L.A.
Second half on
47 — Findley and Ricketts with a major collission as Findley was racing in with the ball. Both are down and in a lot of pain. Nasty collision.
Replays show Findley appeared to get hit in the face with a Ricketts boot and Ricketts was hit in the privates. Findley is up now –50th min.
51 — Ricketts now up and walking it off, he has to goal kick it.
57 — Donovan fouled by Olave, free kick time for Becks. The shot goes into the wall of defenders and out of bounds.
60 –Beckerman feeds it into Movsisyan who is tackled in the box but no call and RSL is steaming.
62– Now the fans are really on the ref after a takedown by LA.
64 — GOAL RSL ….Findley scores after he and Movsisyan battle in the box with kicks and the ball is deflected to Findley who put it in.
65 — Rickets is out of the game and new keeper in for LA, it’s Josh Saunders.
69 — Ricketts has a right hand deep bruise.
71 — Movsisyan with the shot high, good run though. That guy’s on fire right now. Forgot to mention that Ned Grabavoy is in game for RSL.
75 — Fabian Espindola in for Movsisyan.
79 — Chris Klein in , Birchall out for LA.
84 — Three straight benders into the box by Becks produce nothing, but fun to watch.
86 — Findley is FAST. He was hard to Sounders Fc to mark this season and he almost produced a goal there. Saunders with the slide save.
89 — Gonzalez out, rookie AJ DeLaGarza in for L.A.
Attendance: 46,011. The rain stayed away and the people came.
Seven minutes of extra time. 30 min of OT periods, then PKs if needed.
95 — DelaGarza heads it out for an RSL corner….Beckerman takes it, saved off the header.
END REGULATION….time for orange slices.
OT No. 1
94th — Findley is blocked by DelaGarza and that was a huge chance for RSL.
98 — Findley with a blast after pass from Mathis, wide open hits side of net just wide. Ouch.
100 — Foul on Becks on Beckerman. Free kick Mathis again just wide right.
END First OT 1-1
Second OT period
Fifth time the Galaxy has been in a final that has gone into OT. It has been to the final six times in all.
109 — Good cross and the header by Chris Wingert of RSL is wide. The net just came off its stanchion but now repaired. Bart Wiley all over it for Sounders FC.
PK TIME!!!!!!
and Robbie Russell wins it for RSL 5-4 on PKs. He falls to his knees. Upset. Jubilaiton in Seattle for the Utah folks.

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