2002 MLS Cup 2002 MLS Cup


MLS Cup VII Live Commentary
Up-to-the-Second Score: L.A. Galaxy 1, New England Revolution 0 - FINAL
114' - GOLDEN GOAL LOS ANGELES. Ruiz scores from eight yards to give the Galaxy their first MLS championship in their fourth trip to MLS Cup. Ruiz took a low cross from Tyrone Marshall on the right wing, knocking it across the face of the goal with one touch, low into the corner to Brown's left.  
113' - Griffiths shot from 18 yards after Ralston corner kick is deflected off crossbar.  
111' - Brown dives low to his left to save shot from Ruiz, who is open in penalty area after short feed from Vagenas.  
110' - Jones called for handball in Revs' penalty area after he goes down under challenge from Heaps, with little apparent contact.  
107' - Griffiths pushes hard up left wing but can't find Twellman with pass into box.  
106' - Referee Kevin Terry blows whistle to start second half of overtime.  
Start of Second Half of Overtime
105' - Hartman catches Revs cross as whistle blows to end first half of overtime.  
105' - Galaxy putting heavy pressure on Revs defense, with Heaps heading away a Jones cross and then Pierce clearing a chance of the foot of Ruiz.  
102' - Ruiz bicycle kick hits Brown in the head on a bounce and is cleared.  
100' - Jones can't get a shot out of a run into the box, after his earlier cross is cleared; play came from a throw-in that followed a loping Hendrickson run down right wing.  
95' - Elliot cautioned for tackle from behind on Hernandez.  
93' - Cobi Jones works way into left side of penalty area and sends shot just wide of the right post.  
90' - First overtime period kicks off.  
Start of Overtime
90' + 1 - Referee Kevin Terry blows whistle to end regulation time. Up to 30 minutes of golden-goal overtime play will follow.  
90' + 2 - Revolution sub: Winston Griffiths on for Brian Kamler.  
90' + 1 - Revolution sub: Rusty Pierce on for Carlos Llamosa.  
89' - Revolution sub: Winston Griffiths on for Brian Kamler.  
85' - Brown blocks Ruiz's shot from a tight angle; ensuing corner kick is cleared.  
84' - Attendance is announced as 61,316 an MLS Cup record.  
82' - Daniel Hernandez's 38-yard freekick is deflected over the bar; ensuing corner kick is cleared.  
79' - Ruiz breaks free on goal but is caught from behind by Kante, and an 18-yard shot goes meekly wide of the right post.  
77' - L.A. Tyrone Marshall returns to the field after being treated for injury.  
77' - L.A. Tyrone Marshall returns to the field after being treated for injury.  
75' - Revolution sub: Alex Pineda Chacon comes on for Harris, giving team more skill but less defensive hustle.  
73' - Revs goalkeeper Adin Brown swats away Jones' corner kick from left, and Harris clears ball from danger.  
67' - Galaxy sub: Chris Albright on for Moreno.  
61' - Galaxy sub: Peter Vagenas on for Cienfuegos.  
60' - Llamosa is cautioned for challenge on Ruiz that snuffed out a counterattack near midfield.  
59' - Kamler cross from left headed wide of the post by Marshall, defending under heavy pressure from Harris; ensuing corner kick is cleared after Harris' header.  
48' - Moreno clatters into Kante on header in Revs penalty area, and both players are shaken up.  
46' - Second half kicks off with no substitutions. Revolution have a strong wind in their favor.  
Start of Second Half
45' + 1 - Halftime whistle blows just as Califf and Harris collide on header near midfield, marking the first MLS Cup to go into halftime with no score.  
45' - Ruiz returns to field after receiving treatment following collision with Llamosa on header in penalty box.  
40' - Jones finally clears after a freekick from left touchline pinballs around Galaxy penalty area.  
31' - Brilliant recovery from Cullen along right touchline results in cross, which is cleared from penalty area. Franchino whacks Jones again, apparently attempting a volley.  
26' - Franchino crosses from left to Twellman, whose flick-on header eludes Ralston at the far post.  
25' - Franchino is cautioned for taking down Cobi Jones; ensuing freekick goes out for corner kick.  
16' - Cienfuegos sends ball to right post but Ruiz can't get shot in from tight angle; ensuing corner kick is cleared.  
15' - L.A. goalkeeper Hartman gets a touch on Ralston cross from right side, and loose ball is cleared from penalty area.  
1' - Match kicks off.  
Kickoff at 1:45 p.m. EDT.  

Starting Lineups:

LOS ANGELES - (3-5-2) GK - Kevin Hartman, D - Alexi Lalas, Danny Califf, Tyrone Marshall, M - Ezra Hendrickson, Sasha Victorine, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Simon Elliott, Cobi Jones (c), F - Alejandro Moreno, Carlos Ruiz

NEW ENGLAND - (4-4-2) GK - Adin Brown, D - Carlos Llamosa, Joe Franchino (c), Daouda Kante, Jay Heaps, M - Leo Cullen, Daniel Hernandez, Steve Ralston, Brian Kamler, F - Taylor Twellman, Wolde Harris