Oct. 15, 2000
Former UCLA All-Americans Chris Henderson (1989-1990) and Tahj Jakins (1993-1996) took home championship hardware, as their Kansas City Wizards won their first MLS Championship.
Miklos Molnar scored the only goal of the game in the 11th minute, and goalkeeper Tony Meola made the score stand with 10 saves, as the Wizards downed the Chicago Fire, 1-0.
Henderson played all 90 minutes of the contest, while Jakins did not see action. Both players were part of Colorado's runner-up team in 1997, along with UCLA assistant coach Steve Rammel.
Former Bruins Carlos Bocanegra (1997-1999) and Ante Razov (1992-1995) started and played all 90 minutes for the Fire. Also on the Fire roster were Chris Snitko (1992-1995) and Sam George (1988-1991). Razov was playing in third MLS Cup, having previously seen action in the 1996 MLS Cup with the Los Angeles Galaxy and in the 1998 MLS Cup with the champion Chicago Fire.
In other MLS news, LA Galaxy star and former Bruin Greg Vanney (1993-1995) was selected to the Pepsi Best 11 list as one of the top three defenders in the league.