The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final to win the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, culminating a six-week tournament that featured the season's ten best MLS teams. With the teams tied 1-1 in extra time, Galaxy forward Robbie Keane scored the game-winning-goal in the 111th minute. With the win, the Galaxy won their fifth MLS Cup, their third in four seasons.
The teams with the five best regular season records in each conference qualified for the 2014 MLS Cup playoffs. The playoffs began in late October with the knockout round, which matched the fourth- and fifth-place teams in each conference in a single-elimination game. FC Dallas beat Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the West Knockout and New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City in the East Knockout.
The conference semifinals and finals consisted of two-game series, in which each team hosted one game and the team with the most total goals advanced. The Revolution defeated the Columbus Crew and the Red Bulls defeated D.C. United to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Galaxy defeated Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas defeated Seattle Sounders FC to advance to the Western Conference finals.
In the conference finals, the Revolution defeated the Red Bulls and the Galaxy defeated the Sounders. The winners advanced to the final game, which the Galaxy hosted because they had a better regular season record than the Revolution.