The year 2004 was a different time in MLS. There were fewer teams, with more physicality and a different playoff structure. But ask anyone who followed the league at that time what it could offer, and they'll point to November 6, 2004 — an Eastern Conference Championship that had it all.
The game featured D.C. United hosting the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium. Both teams were hitting their stride heading into playoffs, and had a talented mix of young players and veterans. Names like Clint Dempsey, Taylor Twellman, Matt Reis, as well as Jaime Moreno, Nick Rimando, and Freddy Adu.
Revisit what many believe is one of the greatest playoff games in MLS history, as told by the protagonists — a game that had as much star power as it did drama, and not only cemented legacies, but also started them.