In remembrance of Sept. 11

September 11, 2006
By Jeff Carlisle
On Sept. 29, 2001, the MetroStars suffered one of the more heartbreaking defeats in MLS playoff history. Playing with a man advantage against the Los Angeles Galaxy, and with eight minutes elapsed in the series deciding minigame, a free kick from L.A. midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos deflected off the head of Mark Chung and past a stranded Tim Howard, giving the Galaxy an improbable series victory. As such, you would think that such a crushing defeat would linger long in the players' memories. Or would ...

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