Posted on November 17, 2011
The LA Galaxy will win its third MLS Cup with a 3-1 victory over Houston Dynamo in front of a sold-out hometown crowd at The Home Depot Center.
That’s what an EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 12 videogame simulation of MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, using the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system.
According to the simulation, the Galaxy grabbed a 2-0 advantage on goals by David Beckham (seventh minute) and Robbie Keane (62nd minute) before survived a frantic comeback by Houston after Geoff Cameron narrowed the score to 2-1 in the 73rd minute. Landon Donovan clinched the victory — and the third MLS Cup for LA —with a goal in 86th minute.
A video simulation of the Galaxy victory is available here: http://www.ea.com/soccer/news/ea-sports-predicts-mls-cup-final-2011-01.
According to a company press release, EA SPORTS has a proven track record of correctly predicting winners using its game engines across all of its simulation sports franchises. Earlier this year, EA SPORTS simulated the 2011 MLS regular season and correctly determined that the LA Galaxy would capture the MLS Supporters’ Shield. The FIFA Soccer game engine also correctly predicted that Spain would win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Madden NFL franchise has predicted six of the past eight Super Bowl champions, while the EA SPORTS NHL series engine accurately predicted the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2010 Stanley Cup champion; the Vancouver Canucks as the 2011 Presidents’ Trophy winner and the 2011 Stanley Cup Final matchup of the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks.
Fans will have an opportunity to compare the EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 12 scoreline with the real-world MLS Cup 2011 on Sunday (ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Galavision, TSN2, ESPN3.com, 9 p.m. ET). Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. ET, fans will have the opportunity to play a special EA SPORTS Football Club challenge within FIFA Soccer 12 featuring a compelling story line pulled from the MLS Cup.
Categories: North America, U.S.A.
Tags: 2010 World Cup, Chicago Blackhawks, EA Sports, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Madden NFL, Major League Soccer, MLS Cup, Stanley Cup, Vancouver Canucks