MLS Cup 2003
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|Date||November 23, 2003|
|Venue||The Home Depot Center
|Man of the Match||Landon Donovan
(San Jose Earthquakes)
|Weather||Sunny, 71 °F (22 °C)|
MLS Cup 2003, the eighth edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, was played between the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes to decide the champion of the 2003 season. The match took place at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California on November 23, 2003. San Jose defeated Chicago 4–2 with a goal from Richard Mulrooney in the 50th minute. It was San Jose's second MLS Cup victory in three years. It was the first MLS Cup in which players from both teams were allowed to wear their primary uniforms. It was also the first MLS Cup played between two former MLS Cup champions as well as the highest-scoring final, with 6 goals in total.
November 23, 2003
|Chicago Fire||2 – 4||San Jose Earthquakes|
Roner 54' (OG)
Donovan 38', 71'
Zach Thornton, Jim Curtin (Nate Jaqua 81'), Evan Whitfield, Carlos Bocanegra, Orlando Perez (Kelly Gray 46'), Andy Williams (Justin Mapp 70'), Chris Armas, Jesse Marsch, DaMarcus Beasley, Ante Razov, Damani Ralph
San Jose Earthquakes
Pat Onstad, Eddie Robinson, Troy Dayak, Craig Waibel (Chris Roner 51'), Jeff Agoos, Brian Mullan, Ronnie Ekelund, Richard Mulrooney, Manny Lagos (Ian Russell 70'), Landon Donovan, Jamil Walker (Dwayne De Rosario 60')
|Team||Total shots||Shots on goal||Saves||Fouls||Offside||Corner kicks||Yellow cards||Red Cards|
(Marsch: 4, Razov: 4)
(Ralph: 2, Razov: 2)
|San Jose Earthquakes||11
(three tied with 2)
(three tied with 2)
(three tied with 1)
|Waibel 15', Robinson 54'||-|
- "We Believe" The Story of the 2003 San Jose Earthquakes Pt 4 on YouTube
- "We Believe" The Story of the 2003 San Jose Earthquakes Pt 6 on YouTube
- Dwight Chapin (24 November 2003). "MLS CUP / Earthquakes rumble / Donovan, Onstad secure S.J.'s 2nd title". San Francisco Chronicle. SFGate.
- Dwight Chapin (1 October 2011). "Top 50 MLS Cup Moments: #50 Danish Gangster". Major League Soccer.
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