Real Salt Lake's championship-winning run was the most memorable moment of the 2009 season, but there were plenty of other notable story lines, writes Steve Davis.
Just as it did in the Eastern Conference final, RSL rode Nick Rimando's shot-stopping heroics in a penalty shootout to defeat the Galaxy in the MLS Cup final, writes Steve Davis.
The contrast between the two MLS Cup finalists couldn't be more noticeable. Los Angeles has the big names and star power, while RSL is a collection of no-name overachievers, writes Steve Davis.
The MLS playoffs usually provide their share of upsets, but there's no question that Los Angeles and Real Salt Lake deserve their berths in the MLS Cup final, writes Steve Davis.
The MLS playoffs have become Landon Donovan's stage on which to shine, as he proved again against Chivas USA, writes Steve Davis.
The first legs of the MLS playoffs were strewn with player errors and strange coaching decisions as all four semifinals remain finely balanced, writes Steve Davis.
The chase for the 14th MLS Cup is about to get under way, and each of the contenders has notable strengths and weaknesses, writes Steve Davis.
The conventional wisdom is that the U.S. has a talented center back pool. But the injuries to Oguchi Onyewu and Jay DeMerit have exposed a lack of depth, writes Steve Davis.
The U.S. has successfully navigated qualification to the World Cup in South Africa; now comes the hard part, writes Steve Davis.
The MLS playoff race is still murky but Week 29 action saw the picture clear up a little as teams like D.C. United took a huge blow to their chances, writes Steve Davis.