The Los Angeles Galaxy and New England Revolution played to a 0-0 tie in the first half of the MLS Cup Final in Los Angeles.
It seemed the Galaxy dominated the first half with deep, dangerous penetration into Revolution territory throughout the half. The Galaxy took five shots to just two for the Revolution. There was also a fair share of missed passes and pockets picked. Landon Donovan, playing his final game, received the match's only yellow card in extra time.
Rogers' play was intense and aggressive for the first 10 minutes. He nearly had the goal of a lifetime in the opening minutes of the match as he weaved his way behind the Revolution and took a shot from about 30 feet out that nearly dribbled into the goal.
The Galaxy are aiming to win their record-setting fifth MLS Cup title. The Revolution are hoping for their first.
There was plenty of pomp and pageantry on hand, though more subdued and intimate than a Super Bowl. The atmosphere was electric and much of the crowd was on its feet chanting the entire half.
The game is being broadcast live on ESPN.