MLS Cup 2011: Match Night Commentary

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The Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo will do battle tonight as they each search for their third MLS Cup titles in tonight's 2011 MLS Cup Final (9pm, ESPN).

The Galaxy come in as the heavy favorites, playing at home in Home Depot Center, where they haven't lost in MLS all season. They face a streaking Houston Dynamo side that enjoyed one of the strongest runs to finish the season in the entire league.

The Houston Dynamo are the underdogs, especially without star midfielder Brad Davis, but they have a much better chance to win than most would expect, particularly on a rain-soaked Home Depot Center pitch.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's match so please feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):

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36 Responses to MLS Cup 2011: Match Night Commentary

  1. Brian says:

    Is it just me or is Taylor still bitter about everything?

  2. Scott A says:

    Listening to Lalas and Twellman right now and thinking..

    Many American soccer players go to college. Pro: They are usually more educated than professional players in other countries. Cons: They often speak like college frat boys.

  3. Brian says:

    Twellman is annoying the sh*t out of me right now

  4. chewp says:

    Robbie Keane is so unaware about MLS he couldnt think of the name of the cup “uhhh uhhh” lolol i dont blame him

  5. Brian says:

    Brian Ching is all neck beard.

  6. Daniel says:

    Really? Out of those 2 Taylor is the one annoying you?… Alexi is the biggest idiot in the history of US soccer.

  7. Dan in New York says:

    I guess I’m happy ESPN seems to be out in New York City. Commentary better on the Spanish station, probably because I can’t understand a word.

  8. Snare says:

    Keane is probably wondering what the big deal is.

  9. Snare says:

    I actually don’t mind any of the four announcers…

  10. Clayton says:

    Pretty funny pregame commentary.

    Let’s go LA!

  11. Josh says:

    Speaking of funny commentary, if you go to Sports Illustrated’s soccer page and look under “top stories,” their live blog of the game has been unfortunately abbreviated to “Los Angeles vs. Houston instant anal”

  12. Brian says:

    Salazar is looking jacked!

  13. Brian says:

    The only occasion where you miss Chad Barrett: When Adam Cristman is starting.

  14. Brian says:

    Yeah. Mr. Tightshirt keeps feeling the need to b*tch about the Galaxy and Houston and how much he hates them. I understand, he’s just bitter he never won :)

  15. fischy says:

    The ref really cocked that up — Cristman offside and fouled, neither called.

  16. Snare says:

    Donovan is having quite the game so far

  17. fischy says:

    I think I win a million dollars if he get teh MVP award…or maybe it was an autographed ball….

  18. Dan says:

    I saw that too. Haha somebody should get a screen shot.

  19. PetedeLA says:

    a begrudgingly add a +1

  20. Sporting Wood says:

    any comments on the game ball – tough to see or do i need glasses

  21. DS says:

    Anyone else notice some dude playing ‘karma chameleon’ on a bugle in the background for half the game???? Has been driving me freaking nuts.

  22. Ivan says:

    Major fail with the game ball. Not only it is the Jabulani monstrocity, but it is almost impossible to see. Almost as bad as hockey. Aaah, MLS…

  23. John says:

    Yeah I can hear it but it comes and goes

  24. Brian says:

    Stay class Dynamo scum

  25. Brian says:

    You know if Jermaine Taylor had been paying attention, he probably could have cleared Donovan’s goal off the line

  26. downerdebbie says:

    horrible ending to a pretty good MLS season

  27. UCanStudyBuzzed says:

    he was pretty damn horrible

  28. Brian says:

    Horrible how? Because you don’t like the Galaxy?

  29. Snare says:

    After watching this game I am very glad that the higher seeded team will host the MLS final now. The atmosphere was really fun to watch.

  30. Snare says:

    It has been fine on my TV

  31. Snare says:

    After seeing Beckham’s reactions to winning this game, I don’t think fans can question his desire to win and do well in MLS.

  32. Holy crap, did no one catch this brilliant response? Bravo sir.. bravo

  33. tulsa says:

    I’ll have to think some more about the other details, but I’m happy without reservation that the Cup will be at the home of the team with the most points.

  34. abc says:

    or maybe because it’s “downer debbie”?

  35. Jay says:

    It must be a good match!