There were so many good storylines around the MLS Cup Final of 2012, that it would take a few days to do them justice,
Obviously, the retirement from the league of David Beckham is one, but there were some amazing undercurrents such as Robbie Keane’s declaration that he is the new Alpha Male around town.
There is also the yet to be told story, and we will be returning to that, of the growth of the LA Galaxy from media feeding frenzy to a hardcore soccer club with knowledgeable fans, a phenomenon which those of us who don’t attend weekly could see in progress at the final.
We don’t yet know the next chapter in the Landon Donovan story.
Until we can think and write, here are those stories in Ali Gilmore’s pictures: