With the MLS Cup Final just a couple of days away, the MLSGB team have put their bold predictions forward and we’re expecting goals!
LA Galaxy take on New England Revolution at StubHub Center in what should be a thriller as Landon Donovan has the chance to end his soccer career with another trophy.
The game kicks off at 20:00pm in the UK and can be watched live on BT Sport 1.
Our full game preview can be read here. And be sure to check out the MLSGB TV Show as the team preview the big game:
But here are the MLSGB team’s five bold predictions for the 2014 MLS Cup Final between LA Galaxy and New England Revolution.
1. Lee Nguyen will score a hat-trick – Louis EastEmbed from Getty Images
Lee Nguyen has been sensational this year. That’s not a secret. But he will be slightly disappointed to have not won the MVP award after netting 20 goals from midfield so far. That means Nguyen will be out to prove a point once more and he could win New England Revolution’s first ever MLS Cup title single-handedly.
2. Landon Donovan to score a penalty – Simon Pyne
Donovan will step up and do what he does best – score a penalty. The legend can handle the pressure and will have the chance to send 30,000 Galaxy fans into raptures in what should be a memorable night for the star man.
3. LA Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez will score an own goal – Jamie IvesEmbed from Getty Images
The Galaxy are favourites to lift their fifth MLS Cup but they could make things tough for themselves by scoring at the wrong end. Omar Gonzalez is a star at the back for the Galaxy and has scored four goals in 2014 so far, but he could do the Revs a favour by putting it into his own net on Sunday.
4. New England Revolution not to have a shot on target – Ben Ashton
The Revs have been scoring for fun of late, especially away from home, netting 13 in their last five away games. But that will all change at StubHub Center on Sunday as the Galaxy will dominate and ensure the Revs don’t even register a shot on target.
5. Landon Donovan will cap off his career with a hat-trick – Lewis AddleyEmbed from Getty Images
All eyes will be on Landon Donovan on Sunday night. He is hoping for a night of glory in his final game as a professional. The pressure will be on but he will deliver as he did against Real Salt Lake by scoring three goals in another legendary performance.
6. Both teams to score within a minute at some point – Zack Walford
Both teams have so much to offer in attack and although it could start of cagey, the game will come to life when both teams score in 60 seconds. Donovan will score and while the stadium are celebrating, the Revs will go up the other end and stun everyone immediately.
How do you see the MLS Cup Final shaping out?