MLS Game Summary - Houston at Los Angeles|
(Friday, Nov. 13, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Houston 0
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy earned a 2-0 victory over
the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer's Western Conference Final at The
Home Depot Center on Friday night.
The game, which had two separate 15-20 minute stoppages because of power
outages on each side of the half, went to extra time after the two clubs
battled to a scoreless draw through 90 minutes of regulation.
The Galaxy finally got on the board in the 103 minute when Gregg Berhalter
pounced on a David Beckham free kick in the Houston penalty area after it
deflected off defender Ricardo Clark.
The Galaxy took the suspense out of the rest of the extra time when Landon
Donovan scored a penalty kick goal six minutes later.
Alan Gordan drew the chance when he was taken down in the area by Clark.
Donovan slotted the chance home for his third goal of the postseason to close
out the scoring.
The Galaxy will play the winner of the Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago Eastern
Final on Saturday in the MLS Championship next Sunday.
11/14 03:03:05 ET