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MLS Cup 2005


MLS Cup 2005, the 10th edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, was played between the New England Revolution and the Los Angeles Galaxy to decide the champion of the 2005 season. The game was played at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas on November 13, 2005. In a rematch of MLS Cup 2002, Los Angeles Galaxy again beat New England Revolution 1–0 in overtime, this time on a goal from Guillermo Ramírez.

Ramirez had been benched during the season for lack of goals. During the regular season, Ramirez lack of scoring efficiency was historically low by MLS standards – scoring no goals from 62 shots in open play (his lone goal coming from a penalty). Despite his scoring slump, he came on an as a substitute and provided the cup-winner. However, due to his poor form the Galaxy decided against continuing his loan spell and allowed him back to Guatemalan team CSD Municipal.

Match

Details

November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13)
12:30
New England Revolution 0–1 (a.e.t.) Los Angeles Galaxy
Report Ramírez Goal 107'
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas
Attendance: 21,193
Referee: Kevin Stott
New England Revolution
Los Angeles Galaxy
GK Matt Reis
DF Jay Heaps Booked 76'
DF Michael Parkhurst
DF Joe Franchino Booked 22'
DF James Riley Booked 54' Substituted off 107'
MF Clint Dempsey
MF Daniel Hernández Booked 15' Substituted off 90+1'
MF Shalrie Joseph Booked 37'
MF Steve Ralston
FW Taylor Twellman
FW Pat Noonan Substituted off 64'
Substitutes:
MF José Cancela Substituted in 64'
MF Andy Dorman Substituted in 90+1'
FW Ryan Latham Substituted in 107'
Manager:
Steve Nicol
GK Kevin Hartman
DF Chris Albright Booked 81'
DF Ugo Ihemelu
DF Tyrone Marshall Booked 69'
DF Todd Dunivant Booked 33'
MF Cobi Jones Substituted off 109'
MF Paulo Nagamura Booked 56'
MF Peter Vagenas
MF Ned Grabavoy Substituted off 66'
FW Landon Donovan
FW Herculez Gomez Booked 78' Substituted off 119'
Substitutes:
MF Guillermo Ramírez Substituted in 66'
FW Ednaldo da Conceição Substituted in 109'
FW Alan Gordon Substituted in 119'
Manager:
Steve Sampson

Most Valuable Player:
Guillermo Ramírez (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Assistant referees:
Chris Strickland (United States)
Greg Barkey (United States)
Fourth official:
Ricardo Valenzuela (United States)



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