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LA Galaxy advances to MLS Cup final

Update: Half of the MLS Cup field for Nov. 22 at Qwest Field was set Friday night as the Los Angeles Galaxy got two added time goals to defeat the Houston Galaxy.

Here's the report from, and a look ahead to the Eastern Final: Real Salt Lake at Chicago, 5 p.m. Satuday.

mlshoumlslaEnd of regulation: They're even and headed to added time.

Preview: The Western Conference final between Houston and Los Angeles kicks off at 8:25 tonight from Home Depot Center and will be shown live on ESPN2. (Updates will be available as always at the scoreboard page.)

The winner, of course, com to Seattle for the MLS Cup title game, Nov. 22 at Qwest Field. They will meet the winner of tomorrow's Real Salt Lake-at-Chicago match.

Here's the preview from

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid flies down to LA today, by the way, but he said he doesn't plan to attend the game ... too tough, he said, because he believes the Sounders are as good as either team.

We asked him who he thinks will win MLS Cup , and who deserves to.

“It’s tough -- all the coaches involved are friends," he said. "I said on the radio the other day that for some reason I think it’s going to be a strange winner this year. Maybe Real Salt Lake is on the Cinderella course to beat Chicago and maybe come in here and take the whole thing. But you never know. ... I’m not going to predict. ... Who deserves to be the champion is Columbus because Columbus had the best record in the regular season.”

(I won't be able to watch tonight because -- even with the absurdly late start -- I'll be at Hec Ed covering the Huskies hoops opener. However, this blog post, of course, remains open for your game discussions.)