The matchup for the 2014 MLS Cup final is set: The LA Galaxy will host the New England Revolution at StubHub Center on Sunday, December 7.
The Galaxy advanced past the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference Championship thanks to the away-goals tie-breaker after losing 2-1 in the second leg on Sunday night (2-2 aggregate).
With the victory, the Galaxy will now compete in their ninth MLS Cup final, a league record, and their fourth in the last six years. LA have won the MLS Cup four times, which is tied with D.C. United for the most all-time.
The Revolution, who beat the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Championship, will make their fifth MLS Cup final appearance. They lost all four of their previous trips to the title game, including two defeats to the Galaxy: In 2002, the Galaxy beat the Revs, 1-0 in extratime, in Foxboro, Mass., for their first MLS Cup trophy, and they picked up their second MLS title after topping the Revs, 1-0, in 2005 in Frisco, Texas.
LA-New England marks the first matchup featuring MLS “original” clubs since 2010, when the Colorado Rapids beat FC Dallas.
The 2014 MLS Cup final will kick off at 3 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN, UniMas and UDN in the United States, and on TSN1 and RDS2 in Canada.