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November 18, 2012 at 9:59 PM

LA Galaxy, Houston set for MLS Cup rematch

mls cup playoffs 2012.jpgUPDATE — The LA Galaxy will host the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup on Dec. 1 at The Home Depot Center. This is a rematch of last year’s final, which the Galaxy won 1-0.

Both teams played in what was essentially a wild-card round this year (LA was the No. 4 seed in the West and Houston was the No. 5 seed in the East). The Galaxy has advanced to the MLS Cup in three of the last four years.

Any neutral thoughts on the matchup?

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The first team in the 2012 MLS Cup has been determined as the Houston Dynamo eliminated D.C. United, 4-2 on aggregate, in the Eastern Conference finals.

Houston, the No. 5 seed in the East, will be on the road in the Dec. 1 championship game against either the Los Angeles Galaxy or Sounders FC. L.A. holds a 3-0 advantage in the Western Conference finals, which conclude Sunday night.

The Galaxy and Dynamo, of course, played in the MLS Cup last year, with L.A. winning 1-0 in front of 30,281 at The Home Depot Center. Houston has playoff history with Seattle, as well, beating the Sounders 1-0 on aggregate in the 2009 Western Conference semifinals.

This is the fourth MLS Cup appearance for the Dynamo the past seven years. Houston won back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.

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