Chronicling the rise of Tommy Meyer from STL to MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. --  With A.J. DeLaGarza still an injury question mark, LA Galaxy rookie Tommy Meyer seems poised to start Saturday's MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo. 

Meyer has been solid alongside center back Omar Gonzalez in central defense, starting the last nine matches including five MLS Cup Playoffs. 

Ahead of Saturday, check out my feature on Meyer's rise from St. Louis youth club star to MLS Cup finalist. 

No surprise: Meyer ready for the occasion of MLS Cup