New England Revolution 2003
2003 Club by Club
Joe-Max Moore returned after a three-year stint with Everton in England, and the Revs also added key newcomers Pat Noonan, Shalrie Joseph and Matt Reis to the fold. The Revs struggled in the middle portion of the season, going two months without a win, and New England found itself mired in fifth place in early September. But the Revs went 6-0-1 to close the season and clinched second place in the Eastern Conference. Taylor Twellman (15 goals) was sidelined for the playoffs with a fractured left foot, and Noonan led the team to a victory over the MetroStars in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the Eastern Conference Final, the Revs missed the chance to return to MLS Cup when Chicago's Chris Armas scored the golden goal in the 11th minute of overtime. The Revs were the highest scoring team in MLS (55 goals) in the regular season.