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Hainault needs no extra motivation
by Ridge Mahoney, November 19th, 2011 2:27AM

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[MLS CUP SPOTLIGHT] Two years ago in the Western Conference final, the Galaxy beat Houston, 2-0, at HDC after a pushing foul disallowed a goal by Dynamo defender Adrian Hainault with 10 minutes left in regulation. Gregg Berhalter and Landon Donovan scored six minutes apart in overtime to eliminate the Dynamo.

With two goals so far in the postseason, Hainault is Houston’s leading scorer in the playoffs. He netted just five minutes into the first leg at Philadelphia from a Brad Davis corner kick, and connected again in Kansas City on the rebound of Jermaine Taylor shot resulting from a free kick by Adam Moffat, who took over some of the set-play duties after a torn quadriceps forced Davis out of the game.

Hainault doesn’t believe that painful loss provides any extra motivation for this match and getting to this year’s final is powerful enough. He still doesn’t know why the goal was called back, either.

“I just remember I was little bit off Brian Ching’s shoulder,” recalls Hainault, “and two guys bumped there, and I think someone bumped him, and the ball just came to me, and I just tried to put it in with my shoulder, my head, or my ear, whatever it was. But then it got called back, that’s two years ago, it’s over, I’m not losing sleep over it.

“I can’t say I’ve forgot about it, in some sense I have, but it was two years ago and you’re not going to get that game back. It doesn’t matter what you do. We’re past it, I’m past it, we’re not looking for revenge or we’re going to get that one back. This is bigger, this is the final, so we’re looking at this one, not looking back.”



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