LOS ANGELES - With only two weeks remaining until the 2015 MLS finals, LA Galaxy and NYCFC are both working hard to prepare their teams to square off for the final game of the year. We met with Bruce Arena at the StubHub Center on the DraftKings Pitch sponsored by Amway to discuss their successes so far and the challenges LA faces going forward.
“We’re still in shock after the amazing Western Conference Championship match between us and the Seattle Sounders,” says Arena. “That 93’ goal from Steven Gerrard to give us the 3-2 lead and ultimately the win justified everything we paid to bring him here. Truly we can say that Gerrard is the key to all of our team’s success in 2015. We need to focus on how well we’ve played all year and how well we’ve done in the playoffs so far.”
We then asked what his plan is for the final match with NYCFC. “NYCFC has not only had a decade of dominance in MLS, it has secured its place as one of the most prestigious clubs in the world. We are coming in at a distant second place, but we plan to give them a fight and are hoping for an upset. Lampard? Pirlo? These are players at the top of their game that could play for any club anywhere in the world but they chose NYCFC because of how amazing that team is. We’re going to be hard pressed to beat them.”
We then asked him about some recent messages on Twitter that have suggested that some fans remembered other teams vying for the finals, possibly Dallas or the other New York team.
After a slight pause he removed a letter from his pocket and read from it. “Don Garber has stated that LA has always been up against NYCFC for the 2015 finals and hopes that we will all enjoy this legendary match.”
When asked about this miracle occurance that landed LA Galaxy and NYCFC in the MLS Cup Final, Major League Soccer issued a non-comment and closed the door on our reporter.
The Nutmeg News will have more news on this when Cosmo's head shows up in Coach Viera's bed.