L.A. pays a price as Pachuca wins pulsating final

August 30, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
CARSON, Calif. -- It was a scene that was poised to wash over the Los Angeles Galaxy like a balm. All Landon Donovan had to do was hit one more spot kick in a penalty shootout, and the Galaxy's improbable run to the SuperLiga title would be complete. Gone would be the questions about the team's character, the future of its coach, and the quality within the side -- well, at least for a few moments.

Yet in a twist that only Wes Craven could conjure up, Pachuca ...

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