Well I could call that a good half of football, but I'm not that good at lying. Major League Soccer's showpiece game, the MLS Cup Final between the LA Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo has been, frankly, shocking. Part of that can be explained by the torrential downpour that Los Angeles received prior to the match, but most of it's on the players, who - aside from some of the Galaxy's superstars - look overwhelmed by the affair. And they weren't that good to begin with.
Houston had a few early chances, but since then it's been all LA. Unfortunately for the hosts, they're fielding a woefully incompetent striker in Adam Christman, who's been given three great chances to score and been utterly bobbins. David Beckham has dropped the ball on his head twice and Robbie Keane has also put him clean through, but he's been able to do absolutely nothing with the opportunities he's been presented with.
Of course, relying on all the chances falling to a striker with the scoring touched of a beached whale isn't exactly the best defensive strategy on Houston's part (neither is passing to the dudes in white shirts, as a matter of fact). LA aren't playing that well, but the Dynamo have been a disaster. Things could get even worse if Geoff Cameron, who picked up a knee injury late on, can't continue - we'll see if he comes out for the restart.
It's 0-0, but right now there only looks like one winner. And it sure isn't 'the viewers'.
We'll have live coverage of LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo in our MLS Cup Final 2011 StoryStream. For more on the two teams, check out Houston Dynamo blog Dynamo Theory and Los Angeles Galaxy blog LAG Confidential. For more on the entire world of soccer, check out SB Nation Soccer.