MLS Cup Match Thread: Who you got?

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Discuss the game here with your fellow Timbers fans

Who are you hoping will win? Do you even care? I for one hope for a Houston win but i don't really care if they don't win. Either way it will be a battle of two different styles and it will be interesting to see which one wins out.

Here is the MLS preview:

THE MATCHUP

For the second time in Major League Soccer history, the same two teams will meet in consecutive MLS Cups when the LA Galaxy meet the Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center - also the site of the MLS championship game for a second consecutive year.

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A year ago, in front of a record Home Depot Center crowd of 30,281, Landon Donovan scored the game's only goal as the Galaxy claimed their third MLS title. Donovan was named the MLS Cup MVP, becoming the second player in league history to win the honor on two occasions.

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The rematch pits two of the most successful clubs in Major League Soccer history against each other. The Galaxy are competing in the MLS Cup Final for a record eighth time, looking to win their fourth title, which would match D.C. United for the most in league history. The Dynamo are playing in MLS Cup for the fourth time in their seven-year history, after becoming just the second club to win back-to-back titles, in 2006 and '07.

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The Dynamo of course were also involved the last time the same two teams met in back-to-back MLS Cups. In MLS Cup 2006 in Frisco, Texas, the Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through 120 minutes. The following year at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., the Dynamo claimed their second MLS title with a 2-1 win over the Revolution.

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Before last yearís MLS Cup Final, the teams met once previously in the MLS Cup Playoffs - with a trip to MLS Cup 2009 on the line. In a bizarre Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center - twice interrupted by power outages - the Galaxy won 2-0 in extra time on goals by Gregg Berhalter and Landon Donovan.

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