Notes from the LA Galaxy's 4-2 aggregate victory over Seattle Sounders FC in Western Conference Championship

18 November 8:12 pm

Notes from the LA Galaxy's 4-2 aggregate victory over Seattle Sounders FC in Western Conference Championship

By Adam Serrano

 

SEATTLE - A few notes from the LA Galaxy's 4-2 Western Conference Championship victory over Seattle Sounders FC

*Robbie Keane's penalty kick goal in the 68th minute was his fifth postseason goal and his 22nd in all competitions this season. 

*Keane has scored in each of his last three postseason game, last player to do that was Landon Donovan in 2011.

*Keane is the first player other than Landon Donovan to convert a penalty for the Galaxy in the postseason other than Landon Donovan was Carlos Ruiz on Sept. 25, 2002 in Game 1 of MLS Cup Quarterfinals against the Kansas City Wizards. 

*The last player to score more than five goals in a postseason for LA was Carlos Ruiz, who had eight in 2002

*This is the first MLS Cup Final appearaance for ten of LA's 30 players on the roster.

*Nine of the 30 players on LA have been a part of LA's three MLS Cup Final appearances in the last four years. 

*The LA Galaxy have now qualified for the MLS Cup a record eight times and appeared three out of the last four years.

*The crowd of 44,575 at CenturyLink Field set n MLS playoff record for highest attendance in a non-final in MLS postseason history and the sixth largest crowd in MLS postseason history. 

*Osvaldo Alonso earned a second yellow card at the closing minutes, which will carry over to the 2013 season opener. 

The LA Galaxy will take on the Houston Dynamo in the 2012 MLS Cup Final at 1:30 p.m. PT at The Home Depot Center.