The English veteran will play his last match for the Galaxy in the 2012 decider against Houston Dynamo at The Home Depot Center on Saturday and he admits it will be sad ending to a successful six years in Los Angeles.
“I always want to win any game, whether it's a game with my kids in the backyard, whether it's MLS Cup final,” he said.
“I was actually quite emotional after the (Western Conference semi) game in Seattle (against the Sounders last week). It was the last game in a different stadium in my career here with the Galaxy. I have a feeling it's going to be even more so next Saturday.
“It's been my home the last six years. I've had some amazing times, one or two difficult times, but some amazing memories here in this stadium and with this team. To be able to finish my career as a Galaxy player in my own stadium in a cup final is special enough.
“Hopefully, to win it would finish everything off for me.”