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MLS Cup 2003

MLS Cup 2003
Date November 23, 2003
Venue The Home Depot Center
Carson, California
Man of the Match Landon Donovan
(San Jose Earthquakes)
Attendance 27,000
Weather Sunny, 71 °F (22 °C)

MLS Cup 2003, the eighth edition of Major League Soccer's championship match, was played between the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes to decide the champion of the 2003 season. The match took place at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California on November 23, 2003. San Jose defeated Chicago 4–2 with a goal from Richard Mulrooney in the 50th minute. It was San Jose's second MLS Cup victory in three years. It was the first MLS Cup in which players from both teams were allowed to wear their primary uniforms. It was also the first MLS Cup played between two former MLS Cup champions.

Michelle Branch performed her hit single "Breathe" at halftime.

Match

November 23, 2003
3:30 pm
Chicago Fire 2 – 4 San Jose Earthquakes
Beasley Goal 49'
Roner Goal 54' (OG)
Report Ekelund Goal 5'
Donovan Goal 38'71'
Mulrooney Goal 50'
The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Brian Hall

Referee: Brian Hall Assistants: Craig Lowry, Darren Engers

Lineup

Chicago Fire

Zach Thornton, Jim Curtin (Nate Jaqua 81'), Evan Whitfield, Carlos Bocanegra, Orlando Perez (Kelly Gray 46'), Andy Williams (Justin Mapp 70'),

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