On Nov. 12, 2006, a sellout crowd of 22,427, many of which were newly-minted Orange-clad Houston Dynamo fans, packed what was then called Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas for MLS Cup 2006.
It pitted a Dynamo team in their first season in a new city against a New England Revolution side that suffered MLS Cup heartbreak twice before, including the previous year against the LA Galaxy — a game also played in Frisco.
They were also two determined sides who were nearly impossible to separate until the very final kick of the ball, providing tension and drama that secured this match its classic status.
Watch the match above. The starting lineups for the match can be found below.
New England Revolution: Matt Reis — Michael Parkhurst, Avery John, Jay Heaps — Steve Ralston, Shalrie Joseph, Daniel Hernandez, Joey Franchino, Andy Dorman — Taylor Twellman, Pat Noonan
Houston Dynamo: Joe Cannon — Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Ryan Cochrane, Craig Waibel — Brad Davis, Adrian Serioux, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan — Paul Dalglish, Brian Ching