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MLS Conference Final Four Formed

So the Conference Championship spots have been decided in the race for the MLS 2011 title. LA Galaxy will play Real Salt Lake for the Western Conference title meanwhile Sporting Kansas City will fight it out with Houston Dynamo for the Eastern Conference. 


by Marc Roseblade
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After last nights victories for both Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy built on their first leg wins, the final berths were set with the right and proper teams winning the day.

In a drab match in Houston, the Dynamo eased through without much of a fight from Philadelphia Union and although the performance wasn't fitting, the result that gained the Texas side a final spot, was a dream end to the Houston sides usage of Robertson Stadium as they prepare to move to a new stadium in the new year.

In the Western conference playoff, the tension was high after the high drama that ended the first leg but it was New York that took the game to LA, taking the lead with a Luke Rodgers goal.

However the Galaxy soon pressed home their home team advantage with goals from Magee and a penalty by Donovan.

It was Beckham though that made both goals and bossed the game, showing he still has the ability to achieve great things in the game.

LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
(Western Conference Championship, 9pm EST, Sunday)

Real Salt Lake for their part went about things the hard way after a disappointing second leg performance left the struggling to hold on to a superb first leg lead of 3-0 and after Seattle clawed back 2 goals in Wednesday nights match, nails were being bitten to the quick as time looked to be against them.

RSL held out though with the 3-2 victory gaining them access to the conference final and now face the LA side at the Home Depot Center on Sunday evening.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY VS HOUSTON DYNAMO
(Eastern Conference Championship, 5pm EST, Sunday)

Sporting KC will host 2 time winners Houston at the new Kansas City stadium which has been a stronghold for the side in the second half of the season.

Two goals were enough for the KC team in both their play off matches against Colorado Rapids, seeing them through 4-0 on aggregate but Houston will put up more of a fight in the Conference Championship match come Sunday night.

Whatever the outcome of these matches, it's been a heck of a year for the MLS with both these games sure to throw up some spectacular goals.

Sunday is Championship day, miss it, miss out!

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Bleacher Report as well as Not Just Scottish Football and youth development reporter for Ayr United Football Academy. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated.