New England Revolution 2007
2007 Club by Club
The Revs resumed their place at or near the top of the Eastern Conference standings, finishing second after another consistent season under Nicol, the longest-tenured coach in MLS. Midyear, the team won its first-ever cup championship, winning the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup behind a 3-2 victory at FC Dallas on Oct. 3 as rookie Wells Thompson scored the game-winner in the second half. The team uncharacteristically entered the playoffs winless in their final three regular-season matches, but once again reached the MLS Cup championship match, defeating the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series (1-0 on aggregate) and Chicago, 1-0 in the Revs' record-setting sixth consecutive Eastern Conference Championship match. At MLS Cup 2007, New England and the Houston Dynamo played the first-ever rematch of the previous year's final with the Dynamo repeating the 2006 result and taking a 2-1 victory at RFK Stadium in Washington. Taylor Twellman scored his league-leading third playoff goal in the first half, but Houston struck twice in the second to repeat as champions.