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MLS Cup 2007

Houston Dynamo

 

2

Ngwenya 61'
De Rosario 74'

November 18, 2007
RFK Stadium

MVP: Dwayne De Rosario (HOU)

New England Revolution

 

1

Twellman 20'


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Houston Dynamo captured their second straight MLS Cup after defeating the New England Revolution , 2-1, in front of 39,859 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

In a rematch of last year’s Cup final – the first time there has been a rematch from the previous year – Houston edged New England again. With the victory, they join D.C. United as the only two teams to win back-to-back titles, with United winning two straight in 1996 and 1997.

Taylor Twellman got the Revolution off to a great start by capitalizing in the 20th minute, but New England were unable to maintain their 1-0 halftime lead. They have now lost in the MLS Cup final for the third consecutive year, their fourth overall, and have still yet to capture a league title.

Joseph Ngwenya erased a 1-0 deficit for the Dynamo in the 61st minute before Dwayne De Rosario added the game-winner just 13 minutes later. De Rosario earned MVP honors for his performance, guiding the Dynamo to its second championship in only their second year in Houston.

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Scoring Summary:
NE -- Taylor Twellman 3 (Ralston 2, Joseph 2) 20
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya (Dwayne De Rosario 2) 61
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 2 (Brad Davis 1, Craig Waibel 2) 74

Misconduct Summary:
HOU -- Wade Barrett (caution; Professional Foul) 57
CLB -- Khano Smith (caution; Game Disrepute) 65

Lineups:
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Nate Jaqua, Joseph Ngwenya (Stuart Holden 80).
Substitutes Not Used: Jordan James, Zach Wells, Corey Ashe, Mike Chabala, Paul Dalglish, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.

New England Revolution -- Matt Reis, Jay Heaps, Avery John, Michael Parkhurst, Shalrie Joseph, Jeff Larentowicz, Steve Ralston (Andy Dorman 78), Khano Smith, Wells Thompson, Pat Noonan, Taylor Twellman.
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Doug Warren Adam Cristman, Marshall Leonard, Abdoulie Mansally, Sainey Nyassi, James Riley.

Referee: Alex Prus
Referee's Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Rob Fereday
4th Official: Brian Hall
Weather: Cloudy, 55 degrees
Attendance: 39,859