It has already been a drama-filled weekend for Creve Coeur area soccer fans, as De Smet and both won state titles in Blue Springs Saturday night. Sunday, the world could see how one Chaminade graduate's absence is felt in Major League Soccer's Championship game and if a De Smet graduate is able to help pick up the slack.
The Houston Dynamo suffered a major loss when Brad Davis went out against Kansas City with a quad injury last week. Davis, the team's leader in assists and the runner-up in this year's MLS MVP voting, will not play Sunday in the MLS Cup final against the L.A. Galaxy.
The blow means his teammates, including rookie Will Bruin () will have an even greater opportunity to make a difference. Bruin, who also missed time earlier in the season due to injury, is tied for the team lead in goals scored (5) and shots on goal (23).
In this attached YouTube video, Davis talks about the mixed emotions of being out of the biggest game of the season.
The match can be seen at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN.