The Los Angeles Galaxy won the MLS Cup 2014 Sunday, defeating the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Robbie Keane’s goal six minutes into the second overtime at StubHub Center.
New England forced the overtime on Chris Tierney’s goal in the 79th minute off assists by Patrick Mullins and Jose Goncalves.
Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes opened the scoring in the 52nd minute off Stefan Ishizaki’s assist.
Both teams took 16 shots and six shots on goal. Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made six saves. Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made four.
Keane was selected as the game’s MVP, becoming the fourth player to win the MVP awards for both the regular season and MLS Cup.
The championship was a record fifth for the Galaxy and third in the last four seasons. D.C. United has won four MLS Cups.
The game was the last for Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, considered to be the greatest American male soccer player and Major League Soccer’s career leader in goals and assists in both the playoffs and regular season. The 32-year-old Donovan announced Aug. 7 that he would retire at the conclusion of the season.
The team will hold a “First to Five” championship rally at the Hermosa Beach Pier at 7 p.m. Monday with the team and coaching staff present.