I can't tell you I didn't expect this. I think the LA Galaxy were probably the better team anyway. I'm not talking about Landon Donovan's swan song and all that noise, I just think the Galaxy were a more complete team than the New England Revolution. So I can't say I'm surprised.
But I'm gutted, I'm heartbroken, I'm tearful, and I know the rest of you are, too. We can point to a number of things when we analyze how this went down. Andrew Farrell having a bad game. Lee Nguyen deciding not to shoot when he really, really needed to. Lee Nguyen going out injured. Chris Tierney breaking the offside trap.
The first half was ugly. No fun for anybody. Gyasi Zardes put the Galaxy ahead in the second half, in the 52nd minute, after a Stefan Ishizaki cross. Chris Tierney was the unlikely hero for the Revs in the 79th minute after substitute Patrick Mullins set him up.
Extra time was different. The Revs had the advantage in the first 15 minutes. In the second period, a momentary lapse from Tierney kept Robbie Keane onside, and he took down a Marcelo Sarvas ball and put it away.
That was that. We'll analyze it more later, but that's your basic recap.
You know what, though? The offseason starts today. I'm ready for it. The Revs will be back.