MLS Cup History | Galaxy blanks Revs 1-0 to win 2005 title
Seattle will host the 14th MLS Cup on Sunday, at Qwest Field. This is the 10th in a series of stories about the first 13 MLS Cups.
Nov. 13, 2005
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas
Los Angeles Galaxy 1, New England Revolution 0
Another final, another new soccer-specific stadium as the host venue, and the Galaxy's Guillermo Ramirez scored the winning goal in the 107th minute (added extra time) to give the Galaxy its second championship, and a second win over the Revs in a Cup final.
There was no sudden-death overtime, instead there were two 15-minute extra time periods before a crowd of 21,193.
Ramirez, nicknamed "Pando," got sweet redemption after a disappointing season in which he'd scored just once in 30 shots on goal and 62 shots overall during the regular campaign. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
The match was a bruising one — 10 cautions were handed out and 51 fouls were called — six on the Galaxy's Herculez Gomez. Current Sounders FC defender James Riley started for the Revolution, while future teammates Peter Vagenas and Tyrone Marshall were on the Galaxy first 11.
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