David Beckham changed the face of MLS when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2007. But heading into his first MLS Cup final on November 20, 2011, he still was without a league title.
The stage was set for him to complete the mission on his home turf with his LA Galaxy hosting the Houston Dynamo in a final featuring two teams that took two very different paths. It was the all-conquering, Supporters’ Shield-winning Galaxy, featuring the power trio of Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane vs. the plucky Dynamo, regular contenders in their own right.
Starting lineups for the match can be found below.
LA Galaxy: Josh Saunders — Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, AJ DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant — Juninho, David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Mike Magee — Robbie Keane, Adam Cristman
Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall — Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Jermaine Taylor, Luiz Camargo, Adam Moffat, Danny Cruz, Corey Ashe, Brian Ching, Calen Carr