For the second straight season, the Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy will square off for the top prize in men's American pro soccer, the MLS Cup. And that means another chance to catch a local soccer star on the field in what will also be David Beckham's last pro match in the U.S.
Ballwin native Pat Noonan (De Smet Jesuit) is expected to come off the bench for Los Angeles, facing off against fellow St. Louisans and Dynamo roster members, Brad Davis (Chaminade) and Will Bruin (De Smet Jesuit).
Davis and Bruin will look to avenge last year's final, a 1-0 Galaxy win.
If you're looking for Houston's keys to the 2012 match, mlssoccer.com says the Dynamo will need a "total effort" to win. The Houston Chronicle reports that Davis, who missed last year's final due to injury, and Bruin earned team honors.
What: The MLS Cup
Where: The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles
When: Saturday December 1 at 3:30 CT
Online: MLS MatchCenter