Who would have thought after Houston beat the Galaxy 3-1 on Sept. 16 that the season finale in Chicago would mean something?
I guess we should have all expected the Galaxy to do this. After all, this is the third consecutive year the club has hit the jets late in the season after doing little in the beginning part of the year. Even with an all new cast and crew, the Galaxy is still piecing together a late-season run.
In 2005, the Galaxy translated that into an MLS Cup title. Last year, the club fell short of the playoffs but were playing some of the best soccer in the league by year's end.
This season, the Galaxy's seven-game unbeaten streak hasn't been filled with lopsided wins. But wins are wins and the Galaxy's compiling them at breakneck speed.
Today comes another one. Chicago hasn't lost a home game since the dark days of 2007, aka the pre-Blanco era. But the Galaxy has their swagger back and that has taken them a long way before.
Galaxy 2, Chicago 1.