MLS Cup 2002

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MLS Cup 2002
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Date October 20, 2002
Venue Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Man of the Match Carlos Ruiz
(Los Angeles Galaxy)
Attendance 61,316
Weather Sunny, 56 °F (13 °C)

MLS Cup 2002, the seventh 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 2002 season. The game was played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on October 20, 2002. After being defeated in three previous finals, Los Angeles finally won their first championship beating New England 1-0 in the second overtime on a sudden-death goal. To date the crowd of 61,316 is the largest attendance of any MLS Cup. It is also the last MLS final to end with a golden goal.


October 20, 2002
Los Angeles Galaxy 1 – 0 (2OT) New England Revolution
Ruiz Golden goal in the 113th minute 113'
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 61,316
Weather: Sunny, 56°F
Referee: Kevin Terry
Network TV: ABC


Lineups:
New England Revolution:
Adin Brown, Carlos Llamosa (Rusty Pierce as substitute), Joe Franchino, Daouda Kante, Jay Heaps, Leo Cullen,
Daniel Hernandez, Steve Ralston, Brian Kamler (Winston Griffiths as sustitute), Taylor Twellman, Wolde Harris (Alex Pineda Chacon as substitute)

Los Angeles Galaxy:
Kevin Hartman, Alexi Lalas, Danny Califf, Tyrone Marshall, Ezra Hendrickson, Sasha Victorine,
Mauricio Cienfuegos (Peter Vagenas as sustitute), Simon Elliott, Cobi Jones, Alejandro Moreno (Chris Albright as substitute), Carlos Ruíz

Most Valuable Player:
Carlos Ruíz (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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