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Major League Soccer

Sanctioned by U.S. Soccer and FIFA, the international soccer federation. MLS was founded on the heels of the successful 1994 World Cup tournament hosted by the United States and it remains the only FIFA-sanctioned division I outdoor league in the United States. The annual MLS title game is known as the MLS Cup.

Multiple winner: D.C. United (3).

MLS Cup

YearWinnerHead CoachScoreLoserHead CoachSite
1996D.C. UnitedBruce Arena3-2Los Angeles GalaxyLothar OsianderFoxboro, Mass.
1997D.C. UnitedBruce Arena2-1Colorado RapidsGlen MyernickWashington, D.C.
1998Chicago FireBob Bradley2-0D.C. UnitedBruce ArenaPasadena, Calif.
1999D.C. UnitedThomas Rongen2-0Los Angeles GalaxySigi SchmidFoxboro, Mass.
2000K.C. WizardsBob Gansler 1-0Chicago FireBob BradleyWashington, D.C.
2001San Jose EarthquakesFrank Yallop2-1Los Angeles GalaxySigi SchmidColumbus, Ohio
2002Los Angeles Galaxy Sigi Schmid 1-0 2OT N.E. Revolution Steve Nicol Foxboro, Mass.
2003 San Jose Frank Yallop 4-2 Chicago Dave Sarachan Carson, Calif.

MLS Cup '96

D.C. United, 3-2 (OT)

Oct. 20 at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

Attendance: 34,643

 12OT 
Los Angeles Galaxy1102
D.C. United0213
First Half: LA–Eduardo Hurtado (Mauricio Cienfuegos), 5th minute.
Second Half: LA–Chris Armas (unassisted), 56th; DC–Tony Sanneh (Marco Etcheverry), 73rd; DC–Shawn Medved (unassisted), 82nd.
Overtime: DC–Eddie Pope (Etcheverry), 94th.
MVP: Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United, Midfielder

MLS Cup '97

D.C. United, 2-1

Oct. 26 at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 57,431

 12 
Colorado Rapids011
D.C. United112
First Half: DC–Jaime Moreno (Tony Sanneh, David Vaudreuil), 37th minute.
Second Half: DC–Sanneh (John Harkes, Richie Williams), 68th; COL–Adrian Paz (David Patino, Matt Kmosko), 75th.
MVP: Jaime Moreno, D.C. United, Forward

MLS Cup '98

Chicago Fire, 2-0

Oct. 25 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

Attendance: 51,350

 12 
D.C. United000
Chicago202
First Half: CHI–Jerzy Podbrozny (Peter Nowak, Ante Razov), 29th minute; CHI–Diego Gutierrez (Nowak), 45th.
MVP: Nowak, Chicago, Midfielder

MLS Cup '99

D.C. United, 2-0

Nov. 21 at Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

Attendance: 44,910

 12 
D.C. United202
Los Angeles000
First Half: DC–Jaime Moreno (Roy Lassiter), 19th minute; DC–Ben Olsen (unassisted), 48th
MVP: Olsen, D.C. United, Midfielder

MLS Cup 2000

Kansas City Wizards, 1-0

Oct. 15 at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 39,159

 12 
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Kansas City101
First Half: DC– Miklos Molnar (Chris Klein), 11th minute.
MVP: Tony Meola, Kansas City, Goalkeeper

MLS Cup 2001

San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1

Oct. 21 at Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 21,626

 12OT 
San Jose1012
Los Angeles1001
First Half: LA–Luis Hernandez (Greg Vanney, Kevin Hartman), 21st minute; SJ-Landon Donovan (Ian Russell, Richard Mulrooney), 43rd.
Overtime: SJ-Dwayne DeRosario (Ronnie Ekelund, Zak Ibsen), 96th.
MVP: Dwayne DeRosario, San Jose, Forward

MLS Cup 2002

Los Angeles Galaxy, 1-0 (2 OT)

Oct. 20 at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

Attendance: 61,316

 121OT2OT 
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New England00000
First Half: LA–Luis Hernandez (Greg Vanney, Kevin Hartman), 21st minute; SJ-Landon Donovan (Ian Russell, Richard Mulrooney), 43rd.
2nd OT:LA–Carlos Ruiz, (Tyrone Marshall, Chris Albright), 113th minute.
MVP: Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles, F

MLS Cup 2003

San Jose Earthquakes, 4-2

Nov. 23 at Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.

Attendance: 27,000

 12 
San Jose224
Chicago022
First Half: SJ– Ronnie Ekelund (unassisted), 5th minute; SJLandon Donovan (Jamil Walker), 38th. Second Half: CHIDaMarcus Beasley (Andy Williams), 49th; SJ-Richard Mulrooney (Craig Waibel), 50th; CHI-own goal (Chris Roner), 54th; SJ-Donovan (Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan), 71st.
MVP: Landon Donovan, San Jose, F

Regular Season

Most Valuable Player
1996Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
1997Preki, Kansas City
1998Marco Etcheverry, D.C.
1999Jason Kreis, Dallas
2000Tony Meola, Kansas City
2001Alex Pineda Chacón, Miami
2002Carlos Ruiz, LA
2003 Preki, Kansas City
Leading ScorerGAPts
1996Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay27458
1997Preki, Kansas City121741
1998Stern John, Columbus26557
1999Jason Kreis, Dallas181551
2000Mamadou Diallo, Tampa Bay26456
2001Alex Pineda Chacón19947
2002Taylor Twellman, New England23652
2003 Preki, Kansas City 12 17 41
2004 Pat Noonan, New England11 8 30
 & Amado Guevara, MetroStars10 10 30

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