Sigi Schmid 3 Galaxy 1
Columbus Crew 3 New York Red Bulls 1
Justice is served, MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto is a worthy MLS Cup MVP with a record three assists in an MLS Cup game and Crew Coach Sigi Schmid has his second MLS title in the home of his former employer in the South Bay where he has lived so long.
The third goal, especially, was a thing of beauty as a supremely confident Schelotto flicked an impudent ball over four Red Bull defenders that Frankie Hejduk connected with by sending a close-range header past Danny Cepero.
Schelotto could even have had a goal; he cracked a 20-yard shot off the bar in the 77th minute.
The Red Bulls had struck first six minutes after the break, the dangerous Dane Richards beating four defenders with a simple three-yard ball to John Wolyniec, who equalized.
But the Crew was back in the lead within a minute, MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall turning into the attacker of the moment, heading home a Schelotto corner kick.
I’ll have more later.