The 2001 MLS Cup
The MLS Cup is the championship match of Major League Soccer, the highest tier of professional soccer in the United States and Canada. As the final match of the MLS Cup playoffs, the winner is crowned the season champion in the same manner as other North American sports leagues...
was the championship game of the 2001 Major League Soccer season
This is a summary of the 2001 Major League Soccer season. The MLS season was shortened due to 9/11 attacks, with the final weeks' regular season's matches canceled.-Final standings:...
. The game was played on October 21, 2001, at Columbus Crew Stadium
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in Columbus, Ohio
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. The San Jose Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team is located in the San Jose, California, United States suburb of Santa Clara, and participates in Major League Soccer , the top level soccer league in the United States and Canada....
won their first title, defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy
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2-1 in overtime. Dwayne De Rosario
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scored the game-winning goal.
It was the first MLS Cup to match two teams from the same conference against each other.
Lineups:San Jose Earthquakes:
Joe Cannon, Jimmy Conrad, Troy Dayak, Jeff Agoos, Wade Barrett, Ian Russell (Zak Ibsen),
Richard Mulrooney, Ronnie Ekelund, Ramiro Corrales, Ronald Cerritos (Dwayne DeRosario), Landon Donovan
Los Angeles Galaxy:
Kevin Hartman, Ezra Hendrickson, Danny Califf, Greg Vanney, Paul Caligiuri (Adam Frye), Simon Elliott,
Mauricio Cienfuegos, Peter Vagenas, Sasha Victorine (Brian Mullan), Luis Hernandez, Cobi Jones
Most Valuable Player:
Dwayne DeRosario (San Jose Earthquakes)