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MLS Cup 2002

October 18, 2002

Galaxy vs. New England

Sunday at Foxboro, Mass.

10:30 a.m., Channel 7

PAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

*--* 1996 D.C. United 2, Galaxy 1 at Foxboro, Mass MVP: Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United Eddie Pope's header off a corner kick four minutes into overtime capped a D.C. United rally from a two-goal deficit. The Galaxy had taken a 2-0 lead on a rain-soaked field on goals by Eduardo Hurtado and Chris Armas. But D.C. came back behind Etcheverry, who assisted on all three of his team's goals 1997 D.C. United 2, Colorado 1 at Washington, D.C MVP: Jaime Moreno, D.C. United Goals by Moreno and Tony Sanneh and nine saves by Scott Garlick lifted D.C. United to its second title in a row 1998 Chicago 2, D.C. United 0 at Pasadena MVP: Peter Nowak, Chicago Nowak assisted on first-half goals by Jerzy Podbrozny and Diego Gutierrez and Chicago, a first-year team, frustrated the D.C. United offense in the second half to claim the title 1999 D.C. United 2, Galaxy 0 at Foxboro, Mass MVP: Ben Olsen, D.C. United The Galaxy managed only two shots on goal, and Olsen's goal in extra time at the end of the first half after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Kevin Hartman gave D.C. United a two-goal lead that proved decisive 2000 Kansas City 1, Chicago 0 at Washington, D.C MVP: Tony Meola, Kansas City Meola, the regular season MVP and comeback player of the year, made 10 saves for his fifth shutout of the playoffs. Miklos Molnar scored the lone goal in the 11th minute 2001 San Jose 2, Galaxy 1 at Columbus, Ohio MVP: Dwayne DeRosario, San Jose The Galaxy dropped to 0-3 in title games when DeRosario scored a sudden-death goal six minutes into overtime. Luis Hernandez's goal in the 21st minute had given the Galaxy the lead, but Landon Donovan scored two minutes before halftime for San Jose

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PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS

*--* GP G A Pts Carlos Ruiz, Galaxy 5 7 2 16 Cobi Jones, Galaxy 5 3 4 10 Preki, Kansas City 3 3 1 7 Brian Kamler, New England 6 2 2 6 Eric Quill, Kansas City 3 1 3 5 Freddy Garcia, Columbus 5 2 1 5 Edson Buddle, Columbus 3 1 2 4 Chris Brown, Kansas City 3 1 2 4 Ante Razov, Chicago 3 2 0 4 John Spencer, Colorado 5 2 0 4 Chris Carrieri, Colorado 5 1 2 4 Jeff Cunningham, Columbus 5 0 4 4 Brian McBride, Columbus 5 2 0 4 Taylor Twellman, New England 5 2 0 4 Wolde Harris, New England 6 1 2 4

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