If the New England Revolution are going to shed their mantle as the team that can't quite seal the deal, maybe it'll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped them finally get over the hill.
Marcelo Sarvas' second-half strike proved to be the difference on Sunday as the Los Angeles Galaxy claimed a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC at the StubHub Center in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship tie.
Jermaine Jones netted the winning tally five minutes from time to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at Red Bull Arena.
Sporting KC held the third pick in the draft but chose not to select any of the available players. FC Dallas took goalkeeper Dan Kennedy with the first pick, and New York City FC followed with midfielder Matthew Dunn.
After Chivas USA was closed down last month, Major League Soccer held a dispersal draft on Wednesday that saw seven of the clubs players selected, including goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who was the first pick by FC Dallas.
After watching the United States go winless in four straight games for the first time since he took over as coach three years ago, Jurgen Klinsmann had a harsh assessment of the Americans' post-World Cup performances.