PandoUnlikely hero "El Pando" Guillermo Ramirez punched in a goal during the second overtime—at 124:18—to give the Galaxy the championship of Major League Soccer. Final score: 1-0. The Galaxy only went 13-13-7 (see note below) for the season and were seeded eighth, but they have now won the MLS Cup for the second time (beating the New England Revolution both times.) How's this for a little sports irony: Ramirez this season was the league's worst scorer in ten years, with a single goal in 62 shots. Who is El Pando? He is a 27-year-old Guatemalan midfielder who started just 18 games for Los Angeles during the season. MatchTracker

Fix: AP corrected its story to note that the Galaxy's record was actually 13-13-6.

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