New England Revolution 2005
2005 Club by Club
The Revolution had its best regular season in club history, setting team records for wins (17) and points (59). The Revs also set records with their six-game winning streak that was part of the club-record 11-game unbeaten streak to open the season. In the MLS Cup Conference Semifinals the Revs again came from behind to defeat the MetroStars on aggregate to advance to the team’s fourth Eastern Conference Championship in a row, where the Revs downed the Chicago Fire, 1-0, at home on a fourth-minute Clint Dempsey goal. In MLS Cup 2005, the Revs fell to LA, 1-0, in double overtime. Despite the championship game loss, the team accumulated many individual accolades, including Taylor Twellman claiming MLS MVP honors, Dempsey, Shalrie Joseph and Twellman earning spots on the league’s Best XI squad, and unheralded first-year defender Michael Parkhurst winning Rookie of the Year accolades.