MLS Cup playoffs 2012, Galaxy vs. Sounders recap: L.A. drops second leg, wins aggregate series to reach finals

Otto Greule Jr

The Los Angeles Galaxy advance to their second consecutive MLS Cup final with a 4-2 aggregate win in the series over the Seattle Sounders.

Despite falling 2-1 in the second and final leg of the Eastern Conference finals to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night, the LA Galaxy move on their second consecutive MLS Cup final with a 4-2 aggregate win in the series.

The Sounders, looking to make up a three-goal deficit from the first leg, got off to a strong start with a score in the 12th minute by Eddie Johnson. Then, after halftime, Zach Scott provided a second goal, putting Seattle only one score shy of tying the series total.

However, a much-needed third score never came for the Sounders and Robbie Keane provided the Galaxy with insurance with a goal in the 68th minute.

Though a three-goal cushion heading into the contest seemed like a comfortable one for L.A., the Sounders proved their home-field advantage, extending their home unbeaten streak to five straight games.

The MLS Cup final will be a rematch of last season's with the Galaxy facing the Houston Dynamo, who also advanced with a 4-2 aggregate win.

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