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CARSON, Calif. Dejan Lovren Jersey . - Everything is in place for a Hollywood ending to Landon Donovans career. Donovan and the LA Galaxy are playing for the MLS Cup title on their home field Sunday. League MVP Robbie Keane and his talented teammates are determined to send Donovan into early retirement with the franchises record fifth championship. Watch the Galaxy and Revolution fight for the MLS Cup live today on TSN1, TSN4 and TSN5 starting at 3pm et/Noon pt. If anyone deserves to go out on a high, its certainly Landon, Keane said. The only obstacles to this big finish are the New England Revolution, and Donovan realizes theyre a big problem. After a late-season surge coinciding with the arrival of U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones, the Revs are rolling toward the first MLS Cup victory for one of the leagues original franchises. A week after ending Thierry Henrys career in the Eastern Conference finals, they relish the chance to be spoilers on Donovans big day. Landon is an excellent player, a legend, and his legacy will certainly stand on its own, New England coach Jay Heaps said. Were sticking to our process. All that other stuff is just noise. While Keane and Donovan lead MLS most productive offence, the Galaxys Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Rogers are the keys on the leagues stingiest defence. Lee Nguyen and the Revolution realize theyve got a daunting task, but they also have ample momentum and arguably much less pressure on their shoulders. Our team has been through so much, and were almost complete, said Nguyen, the MVP finalist in midfield. This is our best chance to get the Cup. While Donovan radiates calm before his final game, he recognizes the symmetry in this finish. He hopes to follow in the triumphant footsteps of David Beckham, who won an MLS title at home in his final game in 2012. Its different because this is it, regardless of the score or the outcome or whatever, Donovan said. I just want to play, and we want to win a championship, and after that Ill think about the rest. But I gave myself a few days early in the week to really understand the finality of it, and now its a game. Here are some more things to watch when Donovans career and MLS 19th season end at StubHub Center: OWNING THE CUP: The MLS finalists are owned by two of the most important figures in this still-fledgling leagues history. Robert Kraft has owned and steadily supported the Revolution since their inception, while Galaxy owner Phil Anschutz once owned more than half of MLS teams during the leagues lean years. Theyve brought a lot to soccer that they dont get a lot of credit for, said Heaps, a former Revolution player. This whole thing is here because of what they were able to do and maintain. The league in those meek years ... there were a couple of owners that stepped up big, and the Kraft family was one of them, along with Mr. Anschutz as well. BRIDESMAIDS NO MORE?: New England lost four MLS Cup finals in six years during the middle of the last decade, but the Revs are determined to shake any stigma as the Buffalo Bills of U.S. soccer. History doesnt interest Jones, who has no connection to New Englands past. When I made my decision, I wished it would be like it is right now, Jones said. We can make it happen that New England has a trophy for the first time. I dont like to lose one game. FAMILY BONDS: The Galaxy are among the most cohesive teams Bruce Arena has ever coached, and their bond was strengthened by tragedy this season. The players and staff rallied around defender A.J. De La Garza and his wife, Megan, when they lost their newborn son, Luca, to a congenital heart defect in late August. We have a family here, and we always stick together, Keane said. HOMECOMING GAME: Although Jones ended up in New England thanks to a blind draw when he agreed to an MLS move, the German-born-and-raised veteran has lived in nearby Encino, California, for the past four years with his wife and their five children. The couple hosted a dinner recently for several of his Revolution teammates at their house, which was once owned by actress Tori Spelling. Jones signed an 18-month contract with the Revolution, getting more than $4 million to join MLS. GALAXY WISDOM: While New England has no MLS titles, the Galaxy have several players with multiple MLS Cup victories in their recent history. I think we have advantages in that weve done this before, and we kind of know the routine, said Arena, who is seeking his fifth title. We have experienced players. We have great leadership on the team. We understand what its about. Liverpool Jerseys . - The Oakland Athletics say they are stopping negotiations to extend their lease at the Coliseum. Loris Karius Liverpool Jersey http://www.soccerliverpoolproshop.com/c-49-dominic-solanke-liverpool-fc-jersey.aspx . - Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs through the first 16 games of the season. MONTREAL -- The Vancouver Whitecaps earned some revenge and a big three points on the road while also leaving Montreal coach Marco Schallibaum and the Impact hopping mad. Kenny Miller scored from the penalty spot and Camilo Sanvezzo came off the bench to add two late goals as the Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over the sagging Impact on Saturday afternoon. But it was a penalty that referee Jorge Gonzalez called, then overturned, in the first half that had Schallibaum, Montreals oft-suspended coach, in a lather. Vancouver led 1-0 in the 38th minute when Patrice Berniers shot from distance after a corner kick glanced off Jun Marques Davidsons arm or shoulder at the left post. With Impact players calling for a penalty and Whitecaps players and coach Martin Rennie screaming no foul, Gozalez hesitated, then pointed to the spot. He then changed his mind after consulting with fourth official Mathieu Bourdeau. "Its a scandal," said Schallibaum, the first-year coach who has been suspended four times for a total of five games for various infractions. "A decision was made and all of a sudden, its not made. "Im not saying that won the game, but if we have this penalty and its 1-1, it can change a lot of things." The Whitecaps (11-10-8), who began the day seventh in the Western Conference, ended a string of three straight road games with a win that keeps them in the crowded Western Conference playoff race The Whitecaps ended a five-game winless run and picked up only their second victory in 10 games. Montreal (13-9-6) lost a second straight home game. "We had three road games and we wanted to get four points and we did," said Rennie. "A 3-0 result is good anywhere, but to get it against a rival and a good team like Montreal shows the team is coming together." It also avenges Montreals win on the away goals rule in a two-game series in the Amway Canadian Championship in May. There was no argument about Millers goal in the 23rd minute. Vancouver looked to be the fresher team from the start and struck first after Nigel Reo-Coker blew past 37-year-old Alessandro Nesta on the right side. As he crossed the ball, defender Hassoun Camara fell and, as he was getting up, Matt Watsons shot hit his arm in the 23rd minute. Gonzalez had no choice but to call a penalty. Miller made no mistake with his eighth goal of the year but only his second in the last 10 games. Bedlam came 15 minutes later on the disputed hand ball. Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit said the refs got it right in the end by consulting a video replay. "Its using the system in a positive way," he said. &quuot;Every team had been burned on penalties that werent penalties. Roberto Firmino Liverpool Jersey. "And the whole point of having a fourth official and the whole point of taking an extra 30 seconds to make sure that call was right is the reason for this. We use this technology and we use our fourth officials to make sure we make the right calls. "Thankfully for us, he made the wrong call and corrected himself, because the last thing you want is it to be a tie game when it actually wasnt a hand ball." Thats not how Montreal saw it. "Ive never seen anything like that," said veteran midfielder Justin Mapp. "I had a good view of it. "I dont think Ive ever seen a reversed PK call, but Im not an official. Its tough to get that call at home. It would have helped us." The officials released a statement after the game that the decision to reverse the call was made by the entire crew, which found that "there was not an intentional handling of the ball on this play." It added that: "The referee crew determined that the ball struck the Vancouver players chest/shoulder area of the body with no intention to play the ball with his hand." Montreal pressed hard in the second half and nearly tied it as Felipe Martins volleyed Mapps pass off the bar and another Felipe shot was tipped off the bar by goalie David Ousted. Then Camilo got one on a counter-attack in the 89th minute and another in added time -- his 15th and 16th of the season -- to put the game away. "We were disappointed not to win the Canadian Championship, but fair play to Montreal -- they came into our stadium and beat us to win it," said DeMerit. "But the league takes precedence. "To come back and get a win right now was a huge step for us going into the final games of the season. We needed these three points." Fatigue may have been a factor for Montreal, which was playing its third game in eight days. It was a week to forget, as the Impact blew a lead and lost 2-1 at home last weekend to Columbus, then was beaten 3-0 in San Jose in CONCACAF Champions League play. "Obviously, we want to correct those things," said Mapp. "We wish we were winning games by shutouts, but sometimes thats how it goes. "Youve got to move onto the next game. Well be men and a correct whats wrong. But I thought we were the better team. The 3-0 scoreline is a bit misleading." Felipe will sit out Montreals next game after picking up his fifth yellow card for a dive in the Vancouver area. Miller was substituted in the 60th minute by Camilo and Russell Teibert went in after 65 minutes for Tommy Heinemann. White NFL Jerseys Cheap Youth NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '

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