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Monday, November 15, 2010

MLS Conference Championships Goals

Eastern Conference Championship
Colorado Rapids 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes
Two big plays for the Rapids - one defensive and one offensive - were both supplied by Kosuke Kimura. In the 26th minute his save prevented Ryan Johnson from scoring.
"I knew his style of touching the ball one time before taking his shot. It gave me time to get back on the play and get back before he took the shot."
In the 43rd minute he scored the first and only goal of the match:
"I took the shot with the idea that good things happen when you put the ball to the net. It was a simple cross to Omar [Cummings] and it went in."
Western Conference Championship
FC Dallas 3-0 Los Angeles Galaxy
Dallas found the net three times last night. David Ferreira began things in the 26th minute, and is now looking to next weekend:
"This Sunday, we hope to be celebrating the title. We deserve to be champions, as does Colorado, because they've also worked incredibly hard."
In the the 54th minute, George John scored his first goal of the season and only the second of his MLS career. Marvin Chavez concluded the scoring in the 73rd minute off a pass from Ferreira. Afterward, coach Schellas Hyndman discussed the big picture for the game and for the franchise
"We really didn't have a player who didn't have a good game, and it took everybody having a good game to get this result.... This is the first time we've done this, and all of those years our fans have remained loyal and kept supporting us. Now we've given them a lot of pride."

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