FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will look to win the first MLS Cup championship in club history when they take on the LA Galaxy in MLS Cup 2014 at StubHub Center on Sunday afternoon. The league’s championship game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN and UniMas. Locally, Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner will have the call of the game on WZLX 100.7 FM. After the game, Comcast SportsNet will air a special edition of Postgame Live with host Dalen Cuff on the field at StubHub Center, getting instant reaction from Revolution head coach Jay Heaps and his players after the final whistle.
The Revolution knocked off the New York Red Bulls to claim their first Eastern Conference Championship since 2007, while the Galaxy reached MLS Cup by outlasting the Supporters’ Shield winners, Seattle Sounders FC, in the Western Conference Championship. This is the Revs’ fifth appearance in MLS Cup while the Galaxy, who are the only team in MLS history with more Final appearances than the Revs, are playing in their fourth MLS Cup in the last six years and ninth all-time.
The Revolution are the top scoring team so far in the MLS Cup Playoffs, tallying 11 goals in their four postseason games while the Galaxy have conceded a playoff-low two goals in four games. Charlie Davies leads the Revolution attack with four goals, which are tied for the most in the playoffs this year, while Teal Bunbury and Lee Nguyen each have two goals. Bunbury and Nguyen each have two assists as well, as do Jermaine Jones and Chris Tierney. In goal for New England, Bobby Shuttleworth has made a postseason-best 18 saves through the first four games of the playoffs.
Sunday’s game will be the third meeting between the Revolution and Galaxy in MLS Cup and their fourth meeting in a final. LA claimed the 2002 and 2005 MLS Cup championships with 1-0 wins over New England in extra time, while the Galaxy also won the 2001 U.S. Open Cup title, beating the Revs 2-1 in extra time.