The MLS Cup Final is set, and while the Philadelphia Union are not involved this year, there are plenty of reasons to watch. Hey, you still watch the Super Bowl when the Philadelphia Eagles miss it, right? This will either be the crowning achievement for Landon Donovan's illustrious career or Lee Nguyen's coming out party. The LA Galaxy are the old guard, big money franchise that you love to hate. The New England Revolution are the feel-good story, going from a terrible franchise to the kings of the East (although doing it thanks to a "blind draw" to acquire Jermaine Jones). I've heard people who have said they want New England to win because it gives them hope the Union could follow the same path. I've also heard people say they want Los Angeles to win because the Revolution are in our division, and besides - they're the MLS equivalent of the Buffalo Bills.
Both teams have former Union players on their rosters - LA has goalkeeper Brian Perk and forward Chandler Hoffman, while New has goalkeeper Brad Knighton, however all three will most likely watch the match from the bench. So here's how to watch on Sunday:
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California 3:00 PM EST
TV: ESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes