It looked like the better team won last night at Home Depot Center.
The NY Times has an interesting article, found here, about Beckham's renaissance with the Galaxy. A quote:
“Now I would say they really enjoy each other,” said Arena, who credited Donovan’s professionalism for mending the relationship. Donovan said it was Beckham’s renewed dedication to his teammates. He described how Beckham had addressed the Galaxy on the eve of Sunday’s match and had recently taken the players out to dinner to celebrate making the playoffs.
“He’s done a lot of things to show that he wants to be here,” said Donovan, who has assumed the role of captain from Beckham.
The article includes a reference to Bruce Arena acting like "Dr. Phil" to smooth things over between his high-strung stars. I'll be rooting for Houston to prevail, on general principles, but it's probably a good thing for the league that the Galaxy is not a total laughingstock anymore.