The 35-year old star English midfielder provided two quality deliveries for Edson Buddle (19th minute) and Omar Gonzalez (27th) to score in the 2-1 second leg win to lead the Galaxy to a 3-1 aggregate triumph over Seattle Sounders after Steve Zakuani pulled one back for the visitors in the 86th minute.
In the East, San Jose Earthquakes will meet Colorado Rapids in Colorado on Saturday. The winner of that clash will meet the victor of the Galaxy v Dallas match at The Home Depot Center on Sunday to go into 2010 MLS Cup final which will be held at Toronto’s BMO Field on Sunday, November 21.
MLS Western Conference semi-final second leg – LA Galaxy won first leg 1-0
LA Galaxy: 2 (Edson Buddle 19’, Omar Gonzalez 27’)
Seattle Sounders: 1 (Steve Zakuani 86’)
Venue: The Home Depot Center; Carson, California