MLS Cup 2005

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MLS Cup 2005
MLS Cup 2005.png
After extra time
Date November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13)
Venue Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas
Man of the Match Guillermo Ramírez
(Los Angeles Galaxy)
Referee Kevin Stott
Attendance 21,193
Weather Sunny 75 °F (24 °C)
2004
2006

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[edit]

Details[edit]

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 United States Matt Reis
DF United States Jay Heaps Booked 76'
DF United States Michael Parkhurst
DF United States Joe Franchino Booked 22'
DF United States James Riley Booked 54' Substituted off 107'
MF United States Clint Dempsey
MF United States Daniel Hernández Booked 15' Substituted off 90+1'
MF Grenada Shalrie Joseph Booked 37'
MF United States Steve Ralston
FW United States Taylor Twellman
FW United States Pat Noonan Substituted off 64'
Substitutes:
MF Uruguay José Cancela Substituted in 64'
MF Wales Andy Dorman Substituted in 90+1'
FW United States Ryan Latham Substituted in 107'
Manager:
Scotland Steve Nicol
GK United States Kevin Hartman
DF United States Chris Albright Booked 81'
DF United States Ugo Ihemelu
DF Jamaica Tyrone Marshall Booked 69'
DF United States Todd Dunivant Booked 33'
MF United States Cobi Jones Substituted off 109'
MF Brazil Paulo Nagamura Booked 56'
MF United States Peter Vagenas
MF United States Ned Grabavoy Substituted off 66'
FW United States Landon Donovan
FW United States Herculez Gomez Booked 78' Substituted off 119'
Substitutes:
MF Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez Substituted in 66'
FW Brazil Ednaldo da Conceição Substituted in 109'
FW United States Alan Gordon Substituted in 119'
Manager:
United States Steve Sampson

Most Valuable Player:
Guatemala Guillermo Ramírez (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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