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"Attack the Ball, Dude," and That's What Omar Gonzalez Did

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Minutes after Omar Gonzalez was named MVP of MLS Cup 2012, the 6-foot-5 LA center back celebrated in the locker room by dancing around naked. That’s a sight that’s about as hard to ignore as is Gonzalez’s enormous influence in the Galaxy’s second straight MLS Cup title. When the 2011 Defender of the Year returned in late summer from a torn ACL suffered during the offseason, it gave the Galaxy the stability they had lacked in their disappointing start to the season and helped them back on the road to MLS Cup. And when the big game came on Saturday, it was Gonzalez who forced the momentum shift with the Galaxy trailing Houston 1-0 as the match passed the hour mark.

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