LA Galaxy to host 2014 MLS Cup Final at Stubhub Center

Galaxy win Western Conference Championship series over Seattle Sounders FC; First To Five tickets are on sale now to MLS Cup Final against New England Revolution at StubHub Center Sunday, Dec. 7

SEATTLE, Wash. (Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014) – The LA Galaxy have won the Western Conference Championship series and advanced to the 2014 MLS Cup Final, where they will face the New England Revolution Sunday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. PT at StubHub Center live on ESPN and UniMás. First To Five tickets for the MLS Cup Final are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or visiting www.lagalaxy.com/playoffs.

After winning the first leg of the Western Conference Championship at StubHub Center 1-0 against Seattle Sounders FC, the Galaxy fell 2-1 at CenturyLink Field but advanced to the MLS Cup Final on away goals. The Galaxy will now look to become the first team in MLS history to win five MLS Cup trophies when they face New England on Sunday.

The match will mark the third time that the Galaxy have faced the Revolution in an MLS Cup Final, with the Galaxy winning both previous matches by a score of 1-0. The Galaxy won their first MLS Cup title in 2002 against New England at Gillette Stadium, as a 113th-minute goal from forward Carlos Ruiz gave the Galaxy the victory. In 2005, a goal in the 105th minute from Guillermo Ramirez saw the Galaxy earn their second MLS Cup.

LA will face New England for the second time this year, earning a 5-1 victory at StubHub Center on July 16 behind a brace each from Gyasi Zardes and MLS MVP finalist Robbie Keane and a goal from MLS Newcomer of the Year finalist Stefan Ishizaki.

Since the start of the 2009 season, the LA Galaxy have hosted 14 playoff games in Carson, including MLS Cup 2011 and 2012. In those 14 games, the Galaxy are 12-2-0 and 28-5-1 all-time in home playoff games.

Since 1996, the Galaxy have made 67 MLS Cup Playoff appearances with a 41-20-7 record while scoring 114 goals. LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena is the winningest coach in MLS playoff history with a 29-10-5 record all-time in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Arena is set to coach in his sixth MLS Cup Final all time, winning in four of his previous five appearances.

The Galaxy finished the 2014 MLS Regular Season with a 17-7-10 record and 61 points, scoring 69 goals scored while allowing just 37. LA’s +32 goal differential was the best in MLS this season and the second-highest in League history, trailing only the 1998 Galaxy side that recorded a +41 goal differential. The team ended the regular season with just seven losses in their 34 matches, the fewest in MLS this season, having only lost only four matches in the team’s final 26 games.

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