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Los Angeles Galaxy – DC United 2-3 20/10/1996 Highlights (MLS Cup Final 1996)

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Los Angeles Galaxy – DC United 2-3 20/10/1996 Highlights (MLS Cup Final 1996) MLS Cup '96, the first championship match in Major League Soccer history, was played between D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy to decide the champion of the league's inaugural season. The game was played in very heavy rain at Foxboro Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on October 20, 1996. D.C. United defeated the Galaxy 3-2 in overtime, after trailing 2-0, with 17 minutes remaining. Eddie Pope scored his golden goal to win it. D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy earned a berth in the 1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Match statistics: Competition: MLS Cup Final 1996 Date: 20/10/1996 Venue: Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts Attendance: 34,643 Referee: Esse Baharmast Teams: Los Angeles Galaxy – DC United Score: 2-3 Goals: 1-0 Hurtado (4') 2-0 Armas (56') 2-1 Sanneh (72') 2-2 Medved (81') 2-3 Pope (94') Lineups: Los Angeles Galaxy: 9 Jorge Campos 19 Arash Noamouz 3 Mark Semioli 4 Robin Fraser (c) 18 Greg Vanney 14 Chris Armas 5 Jorge Salcedo (20 Curt Onalfo - 77') 10 Mauricio Cienfuegos 13 Cobi Jones 11 Harut Karapetyan (7 Ante Razov - 75') 29 Eduardo Hurtado Head Coach: Lothar Osiander DC United: 2 Mark Simpson 4 Clint Peay 23 Eddie Pope 12 Jeff Agoos 11 Mario Gori (12 Shawn Medved - 70') 16 Richie Williams 19 John Maessner (7 Tony Sanneh - 59') 6 John Harkes (c) 10 Marco Etcheverry 9 Jaime Moreno 21 Raúl Díaz Arce Head Coach: Bruce Arena