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 several Creve Coeur prep soccer alums on the field in what will also be David Beckham's last pro match in the U.S.
Brad Davis (Chaminade) and Will Bruin (De Smet Jesuit) once again play signficant roles for Houston, while Pat Noonan (De Smet Jesuit) is expected to come off the bench for Los Angeles. LA Galaxy Vice President Chris Klein is also a De Smet Jesuit graduate who won an MLS Cup in 2000.
Davis and Bruin will look to avenge last year's final, a 1-0 Galaxy win.
In a statement released Friday by De Smet Jesuit, Varsity Soccer Coach Greg Vitello said “It’s incredible to have two players representing one high school in a game at this level,” of Bruin and Noonan. “This couldn’t happen to nicer guys, Will and Pat are both first-class individuals and have meant a lot to our program.”
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, with Davis grabbing the Team's MVP award.
Read Previous Patch Coverage of MLS Soccer:
- Welcome To The Pros: Creve Coeur Soccer Talents Drafted
- Will Bruin's Big Week
- De Smet Grad Bruin Making His Mark On MLS
- MLS Final Has Creve Coeur Drama To It
What: The MLS Cup
Where: The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles
When: Saturday December 1 at 3:30 CT
Online: MLS MatchCenter