(CARSON, Calif.) — If it was Landon Donovan’s last game as a member of the Galaxy, he went out on a high note. The 30-year-old midfielder scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, helping lead the Galaxy to its second straight MLS Cup, with a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo.
Donovan has now won a record-tying five MLS Cups.
“I just like winning,” Donovan said. “I’m real proud of this team from where we were after 13 games to now lifting a trophy says a lot about every one of these guys, and I’m proud of them.”
The win also means David Beckham goes out a winner. The 37-year-old Englishman, who joined the Galaxy in 2007, has said this will be his final competitive match as a member of the squad.
“I’m sad it’s the end,” Beckham said. “It’s been a special place for me (Los Angeles). It continues to be special place to me. It’s an amazing day today.”
Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez scored the game tying goal in the 61st minute. He was named the MVP of the game.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News