Landon Donovan exits the American stage, followed by Robbie Keane, Thierry Henry and Chivas USA
Major League Soccer closed its doors for another season on Sunday when LA Galaxy won the MLS Cup, beating New England Revolution 2:1 at their StubHub Center stadium in California.
MLS.While the Revolution lost their fifth MLS final, the Galaxy became the first MLS team to win five titles since the league’s inception in 1996 and have bagged two of the last three.
Robbie Keane, the league’s player of the season, scored the winner in extra-time. At 34, Ireland’s record marksman (65 goals for Eire) hinted he may call it a day in MLS after three seasons in California. This campaign he bagged 19 in 29 games.
The Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers, who in 2013 became the first openly gay sportsman in the US’ major leagues, also became the first to win a trophy. The fact this was an almost forgotten footnote to the MLS Cup was a good thing, and it proves how all sports now have no excuses for not growing up on this issue.
Thierry Henry, after five Judi Online seasons and 51 goals for the New York Red Bulls, has certainly played his last MLS game. He and Keane were paid $4.3 million, making them the highest-paid MLS players.
Englishman Bradley Wright Phillips finished the league’s top gunner with 27 goals in 32 games for the Red Bulls while DC United’s Ben Olsen won coach of …