MLS Cup 2007


MLS Cup 2007

Infobox MLS Cup
title = PAGENAME
year = 2007


home = New England Revolution
home_hlf1 = 1
home_hlf2 = 0
home_total= 1
visitor = Houston Dynamo
visitor_hlf1= 0
visitor_hlf2= 2
visitor_total= 2
goals= NE: Taylor Twellman 20'
HOU: Joseph Ngwenya 61'
HOU: Dwayne De Rosario 74'
date=November 18, 2007
stadium=Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
city=Washington, D.C.
MVP= Dwayne De Rosario
anthem=Plácido Domingo
halftime=Jimmy Eat World
weather= Sunny 55°F
attendance= 39,859
network=ABC, ABCHD
announcers=Dave O'Brien
Eric Wynalda
Rob Stone
Julie Foudy
Allen Hopkins
network2=TeleFutura
announcers2=Jorge Perez-Navarro
Diego Balado
network3=CBC Country Canada
announcers3=None (Simulcast of ABC)

The 2007 MLS Cup was the championship game of the 2007 Major League Soccer season, played on November 18, 2007 between the 2007 MLS Eastern Conference Champion New England Revolution and the 2007 MLS Western Conference Champion Houston Dynamo— a rematch of the 2006 MLS Cup final. For the second straight year, the Houston Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup.

MLS Cup

RFK Stadium, the home stadium for D.C. United, played host to the 2007 MLS Cup—the third time RFK Stadium hosted the championship game, and first since 2000.cite web | url= http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/13/AR2006121300835.html | title= MLS Cup Coming to RFK in '07 | work=washingtonpost.com | accessdate=February 8|accessyear=2007] Plácido Domingo performed the national anthem and Jimmy Eat World performed "Big Casino" at halftime. [ [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20071101&content_id=127047&vkey=pr_mls&fext=.jsp "MLS Cup 2007 to feature musical guests Jimmy Eat World and Placido Domingo"] , Major League Soccer press release, 2007-11-01.]

MLS Cup Playoffs

MLS adopted a new format for qualification into the playoffs. In 2007, the top two teams from each of the league's two conferences, followed by the next four teams with the highest number of points at the end of the regular season, qualified for the postseason, leading to the possibility of an uneven number of playoff teams from each conference. cite web | url= http://dcunited.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20061110&content_id=78340&vkey=news_dcu&fext=.jsp&team=mls | title= League address covers upcoming changes | work=MLSnet.com | accessdate=February 8|accessyear=2007] This year, five teams qualified from the Eastern Conference, and only three teams from the Western Conference qualified, so the Kansas City Wizards, who have been assigned to the Western Conference playoffs, could have played a fellow Eastern Conference team in the final.

New England Revolution

For the fourth time in team history, third-straight, the New England Revolution became the Eastern Conference Champion. New England defeated the New York Red Bulls in the semifianls, advancing to the conference finals where they defeated the Chicago Fire.

Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo, for the second consecutive year in the club's two-year history, won the Western Conference Championship. Their win came through their victories over in-state rival FC Dallas in the conference semifinals and the Kansas City Wizards in the conference championship game. The Dynamo advanced to a rematch against the Revolution , and the MLS Cup, for the second straight year.

Bracket

Round8-MLSformat
RD1=Conference Semifinals
RD2=Conference Finals
RD3=MLS Cup 2007
group1=Eastern Conference
group2=Western Conference

team-width=200px

RD1-seed1=E1
RD1-team1=D.C. United
RD1-score1firstleg=0
RD1-score1secondleg=2
RD1-seed2=E4
RD1-team2=Chicago Fire
RD1-score2firstleg=1
RD1-score2secondleg=2

RD1-seed3=E2
RD1-team3=New England Revolution
RD1-score3firstleg=0
RD1-score3secondleg=1
RD1-seed4=E3
RD1-team4=New York Red Bulls
RD1-score4firstleg=0
RD1-score4secondleg=0

RD1-seed5=W1
RD1-team5=Chivas USA
RD1-score5firstleg=0
RD1-score5secondleg=0
RD1-seed6=W4
RD1-team6=Kansas City Wizards1
RD1-score6firstleg=1
RD1-score6secondleg=0

RD1-seed7=W2
RD1-team7=Houston Dynamo
RD1-score7firstleg=0
RD1-score7secondleg=4
RD1-seed8=W3
RD1-team8=FC Dallas
RD1-score8firstleg=1
RD1-score8secondleg=1

RD2-seed1=E4
RD2-team1=Chicago Fire
RD2-score1=0
RD2-seed2=E2
RD2-team2=New England Revolution
RD2-score2=1

RD2-seed3=W4
RD2-team3=Kansas City Wizards
RD2-score3=0
RD2-seed4=W2
RD2-team4=Houston Dynamo
RD2-score4=2

RD3-seed1=E
RD3-team1=New England Revolution
RD3-score1=1
RD3-seed2=W
RD3-team2=Houston Dynamo
RD3-score2=2

MLS Cup 2007

footballbox
date = 2007-11-18
time = 12:00 EST
team1 = New England Revolution
score = 1 – 2
team2 = Houston Dynamo
goals1 =Taylor Twellman goal|20
goals2 =Joseph Ngwenya goal|61
Dwayne De Rosario goal|74
report = [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20071118&content_id=130061&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp Report]
stadium = RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
referee = Alex Prus
attendance = 39,859

Match details

Notes

*The 2007 MLS Cup was the first time the final has been a rematch from the previous year.
*The Houston Dynamo are the first team to have back-to-back titles in the 2000s, and only the second team in MLS history after D.C. United.

References


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