01:46 PM - December 7, 2014 by Steve_OS
EA Sports simulated the MLS cup between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution, scheduled to start today at 3:00 PM EST on ESPN. Landon Donovan assisted on the game winner in extra time.
Read the full press release below.
EA SPORTS FIFA 15 PREDICTS LA GALAXY TO WIN MLS CUP WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION IN NEW SIMULATION ON ESPN.COM
EA SPORTS has predicted the LA Galaxy will be victorious over New England Revolution, securing Landon Donovan a record sixth MLS Cup in his final MLS match. Utilizing the gameplay engine that drives FIFA 15 on next generation consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation®4, EA SPORTS was able to simulate MLS Cup 2014 under the same conditions the teams will face this Sunday, December 7 in Los Angeles, California. It was a nail-biter match, with a heroic showing by Gyasi Zardes, who scored the game-winning goal in Extra Time, breaking the 1-1 tie in the 115th minute, clinching a 2-1 win for LA. Last year, EA SPORTS correctly predicted a Sporting Kansas City win in MLS Cup 2013. Watch all the action unfold in the FIFA 15 MLS Cup simulation video hosted on ESPN.com.
Game Simulation Details
LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez opened the scoring with a header goal in the 14th minute, only to have New England midfielder Jermaine Jones tie it up at the end of the first half. The deadlock was nearly broken in the 86th minute when the Galaxy was shown a Yellow Card for a hard tackle. New England quickly restarted the play, opening up an opportunity for a charging Charlie Davies whose dangerous shot was parried away by LA keeper Jaime Penedo. Finally in Extra Time, at the 115th minute, Donovan sends a through ball to Zardes who nets the game winning goal pass Revolution keeper Bobby Shuttleworth. Zardes is awarded Man of the Match.
- 14’ – Omar Gonzalez (unassisted) – LA Galaxy
- 45’ – Jermaine Jones (Charlie Davies) – New England Revolution
- 115’– Gyasi Zardes (Landon Donovan) – LA Galaxy