* In the second meeting, June 13 at the Home Depot Center, Real rolled to a 2-0 victory. Yura Movsisyan, a former Pasadena City College standout, put RSL into the lead in the 13th minute, then Nat Borchers scored six minutes into the second half. The victory ended the Galaxy's 10-game unbeaten streak, the third longest in MLS this season, and was one of only two road victories for Real during the regular season. The other was Aug. 29 at Kansas City, 1-0.
The teams come into the final in good shape physically, with only one regular on either side listed even listed as questionable. Here are the official injury reports: GALAXY
-- OUT: DF Julian Valentin (right foot fracture); FW Alecko Eskandarian (head); QUESTIONABLE: MF Stefani Miglioranzi (left groin strain). REAL SALT LAKE
QUESTIONABLE: FW Fabian Espindola (left ankle strain); PROBABLE: DF Jamison Olave (right knee); DF Chris Wingert (left adductor tightness)
Qwest Field will be the eighth stadium to play host to the MLS championship game, and the first stadium to stage the MLS Cup for the first time since the 2005 final was played at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.
Kevin Stott of Chino will be the MLS Cup referee for a third time, having also presided over the 2001 and 2005 finals. Stott ran the middle in 20 games during the MLS regular season, whistling an average of 23.5 fouls per game, slightly higher than the league average of 22.9.
* The Galaxy's Bruce Arena will be coaching in his fourth MLS Cup final, but his first in a decade, and has a chance to become the first coach to win three MLS Cups. In charge of D.C. United from the outset, Arena led that club to back-to-back victories in 1996 and 1997, before suffering a loss to Chicago in MLS Cup '98, his final MLS match before taking over the U.S. national team for nearly a decade.
* Jason Kreis of Real Salt Lake has the chance to become the fourth former MLS player to win an MLS Cup as coach. Kreis scored 108 goals, still fourth in MLS history, in a 12-year career with Dallas (1996-2004) and Real Salt Lake (2005-07).
Semifinals, two-game series, aggregate goals.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Semifinals Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
* Galaxy 2, Chivas USA 2
* Galaxy 1, Chivas USA 0
Galaxy advances on 3-2 aggregate
Houston vs. Seattle * Houston 0, Seattle 0
* Houston 1, Seattle 0, OT
Houston advances on 1-0 aggregate
Championship * Galaxy 2, Houston 0, OT
EASTERN CONFERENCE Semifinals Columbus vs. Real Salt Lake
* Real Salt Lake 1, Columbus 0
* Real Salt Lake 3, Columbus 2
Real Salt Lake advances on 4-2 aggregate
Chicago vs. New England * New England 2, Chicago 1
* Chicago 2, New England 0 Chicago advances on 3-2 aggregate
Championship * Chicago 0, Real Salt Lake 0 Real Salt Lake advances on penalty kicks, 5-4
* Sunday: Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake at Seattle, 5:30 p.m., ESPN