First, props to the Columbus Crew for having the most points overall with 49 in the regular season. In a typical football league they would have the title.
So the playoff title–L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (Salt Lake City, UT). The Galaxy definitely had the superior record during the regular season, 12-12-6 as opposed to 11-7-12. The Galaxy were conference champions while Real Salt Lake was the last team of 8 to even qualify for the playoffs. The Galaxy is well known for their star power of David Beckam and Landon Donovan. However, Real Salt Lake prevailed in PKs. There were 2 goals scored in regular time. In the 41st minute Donovan crossed a ball to Mike Magee who scored the Galaxy’s only goal. Robbie Findly scored in the 64th minute for RSL to tie the game at 1. The PKs went 7 rounds, the main story being that Donovan didn’t even put his PK shot on target. It sailed over the top of the goal. Congratulations to RSL and their fans.