The crowd of 66,237 at the old Giants Stadium was there to watch David Beckham make his first MLS start, but the match featured loads of star power, including LA's Landon Donovan and a Red Bulls forward line featuring star Juan Pablo Angel and a young Jozy Altidore.
The frantic, goal-filled shootout that followed is still remembered as one of the most entertaining 90-minute spectacles in league history.
Watch the match above. The starting lineups for the match can be found below.
New York Red Bulls: Ronald Waterreus -- Hunter Freeman, Chris Leitch, Jeff Parke, Seth Stammler -- Dave van den Bergh, Clint Mathis, Joe Vide, Dane Richards -- Juan Pablo Angel, Jozy Altidore
LA Galaxy: Joe Cannon -- Chris Klein, Ante Jazic, Ty Harden, Mike Randolph -- David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Kyle Martino, Kevin Harmse -- Alan Gordon, Carlos Pavon