Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane sent David Beckham off a winner in his final MLS game as Los Angeles won its second consecutive MLS Cup with a 3-1 victory over Houston at the Home Depot Center.
Donovan and Keane scored second half penalties to complete the Galaxy comeback and ensure Beckham left the Galaxy on a winning note. Houston forward Calen Carr scored the opener shortly before halftime, but Omar Gonzalez equalized with a header in the 61st minute before Donovan scored the decisive penalty four minutes later.
Keane's spot kick in second half stoppage time allowed Beckham to trot off moments before the final whistle to thunderous applause as the Galaxy fulfilled its expectations and secured yet another title.
Donovan should have put the Galaxy in front inside the opening quarter of an hour after all three Designated Players combined to carve open the Dynamo. Beckham hit a sumptuous diagonal ball to start the counter toward Keane down the left side. Keane squared for Donovan,...