GALAXY SUDDENLY SUBDUED SAN JOSE STRIKES IN OT; L.A. DROPS ITS THIRD MLS CUP SAN JOSE 2, GALAXY 1.Byline: Fred J. Robledo Staff Writer
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Even during a season that seemed earmarked for a championship, the Galaxy walked away from Columbus Crew Stadium Current Stadiums in Major League Soccer
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The Galaxy avoided overtime losses in January's CONCACAF CONCACAF Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Soccer)
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San Jose's second-half substitute Dwayne DeRosario dribbled away from Galaxy defender Danny Califf Daniel ("Danny") Benjamin Califf (born March 17, 1980 in Montclair, California) is an American professional football (soccer) player, who plays as a defender for Aalborg BK in the Danish Superliga. and curled a 25-yard shot to the far corner of the goal that grazed the fingertips "Fingertips" is a 1963 number-one hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach number-one on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States. of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman Kevin Eugene Hartman (born May 25 1974 in Athens, Ohio) is an American soccer player, who currently plays goalkeeper for the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. He is known by some as "El Gato" (Spanish for "the Cat"). and hit the inside post before going in. It came six minutes into sudden-death overtime, giving the Earthquakes their first MLS championship, 2-1 in front of 21,626.
Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid leaned back in his seat and covered his face with both hands. After talking to his team afterward, he walked into the media room, past a podium dressed with Earthquakes championship shirts and hats, and expressed what it felt like to lose a second MLS title game during his three-year tenure.
``It's been a theme all year long that we want to be a team that wins big games, but obviously today we didn't win it,'' Schmid said. ``The character of the guys will improve. We won a lot of big games this year. It's the first one that we've lost. We had always stepped up when we had to. We have always come through in overtime when we had to. But it just didn't go our way today.''
Including the Champions' Cup, U.S. Open Cup and the MLS regular season and playoffs, the Galaxy had gone 8-0-5 in overtime games this year.
The Galaxy lost the inaugural MLS championship in 1996 in overtime to D.C. United. Schmid took the Galaxy to the championship his first season as coach in 1999 and lost 2-0 to United. This loss, however, will be much harder to deal with.
``This one hurts more than '99 because we made some improvements and overcame a lot of obstacles,'' Schmid said. ``Some day, if I ever write a soccer book and if people ever read a soccer book, maybe they will understand more of the obstacles we went through behind the scenes that nobody really knows about. And to have fought through all that, and gotten through all that and continued our path of getting to the final, it hurts that much more when you lose.''
San Jose dominated early, but the match was fairly even. Both teams had their share of chances, but when the Galaxy began to play its best soccer in overtime, it suddenly was over.
``We struggled a good part of the game, but the last 15 minutes and overtime, we had started to get ahold of things,'' Schmid said. ``But that's the way it goes sometimes.
``There are some tears being shed and there are guys who swallow it a little more and guys who want to get out of here right now. It's a really empty feeling.''
DeRosario, Sunday's hero, checked in for Ronald Cerritos in the 85th minute.
``He makes an instant impact on the match and I had no hesitation putting him in,'' San Jose coach Frank Yallop said. ``He's a wonderfully gifted player. He's had a rough time the past few weeks because he hasn't been part of the starting lineup. He's a team player that didn't sulk because he wasn't on the field. But every minute he plays, he tries to make an impact, so I feel wonderful for him that he got it done for us.''
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``I had a one-on-one opportunity and I did what I feel I'm best at, taking someone on,'' DeRosario said. ``I was looking for Looking for
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(1) San Jose captain Jeff Agoos, center, celebrates with his teammates after the Earthquakes beat the Galaxy for the MLS title.
(2) The Galaxy's Peter Vagenas (8) is brought down from behind by a member of the San Jose Earthquakes
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