The 2011 MLS Cup Final is here, and there's plenty of fun and interesting lineup stuff to discuss. The Los Angeles Galaxy have opted to start Adam Cristman up top in as close to a like for like switch for Chad Barrett as possible. There was speculation that Landon Donovan or Mike Magee would move up top with a midfielder coming into the side, but Bruce Arena has opted to keep his midfield the same. Dominic Kinnear has made a bold move as well, moving Corey Ashe into the midfield in the absence of Brad Davis. Jermaine Taylor and Andrew Hainault will bet the fullbacks. Here are the lineups.
ESPN's pre-game show starts at 9:00 pm ET and kickoff is scheduled for 9:25 pm ET. The game can also be seen on Galavision in Spanish, on ESPN in the UK and on TSN in Canada.
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