David Beckham Video: Watch LA Galaxy Clinch MLS Finals Berth

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2011

Whether it was David Beckham's perfect placement or Mike Magee coming up big in the clutch once again that sealed the L.A. Galaxy's MLS Finals berth is unclear—and frankly, it doesn't matter.

The epic, bending pass was vintage Beckham and Magee's ability to finish and bring it all home was the perfect way for the Galaxy to punch their ticket to the finals.

Real Salt Lake proved to be a formidable opponent. The L.A. Galaxy haven't been running away with victory on their journey through the MLS Cup Playoffs by any means. They edged out the New York Red Bulls with a 3-2 aggregate score and narrowly escaped Real Salt Lake.

Even so, they are finding a way to win. Magee's uncanny ability to deliver in playoff scenarios has been instrumental to the team's success.

Some will argue that Beckham isn't the player he once was, and those people would be correct. That being said, it's clear he's still a factor. His veteran presence makes plays like this one possible.

The Galaxy came into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the West and have delivered every time they've taken the pitch.

Now, they've got to square off against the Houston Dynamo, a team who just knocked off Sporting Kansas City. Sporting K.C. had shocked everyone this season and silenced the naysayers by clinching the top seed in the East, but in the end they fell short, losing in a 2-0 shutout.

That points to the tall task the Galaxy have in front of them. With a promising Dynamo squad in the way of their championship, they're going to need to see more phenomenal goals like this one when their team needs them most.

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