|MLS Cup||Los Angeles Galaxy (2nd title)|
|Supporters' Shield||S.J. Earthquakes (1st shield)|
|Goals scored||551 (2.87 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Taylor Twellman
|Biggest home win||CHV 5-1 RSL
DCU 5-1 RSL
|Biggest away win||CLB 0-4 KCW|
|Highest scoring||NY 5-4 NE|
|Longest winning run||N.E. Revolution
(04/09 - 05/14)
(08/20 - 09/21)
|Longest unbeaten run||S.J. Earthquakes
|Longest losing run||Real Salt Lake
(08/10 - 10/05)
|Highest attendance||Los Angeles Galaxy
Game Avg.: 24,204
|Lowest attendance||K.C. Wizards
Game Avg.: 9,691
Game Avg.: 15,108
The 2005 Major League Soccer season was the tenth season of Major League Soccer. The season began on April 2, 2005, and concluded on November 13, 2005 with the first Supporters' Shield victory for the San Jose Earthquakes and a second MLS Cup victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The New England Revolution and FC Dallas began the year as the league's dominant teams, especially when Dallas acquired Carlos Ruiz in a trade after Landon Donovan returned from a disappointing stint with Bayer Leverkusen and wanted to play with his hometown Los Angeles Galaxy. Injuries and inconsistent play slowed FC Dallas down as the season wore on, and the 2001 and 2003 MLS Cup champion San Jose Earthquakes eventually won the regular-season Supporters' Shield with the third-best record in the league's 10-year history. FC Dallas opened its new stadium, Pizza Hut Park, in August, although it did not operate at full capacity until November. As he did at the Home Depot Center, Ruiz scored the first two goals in the new stadium in a 2-2 tie against the MetroStars.
Expansion franchises Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA struggled in their first season, making playoff qualification a routine matter for the other four Western Conference teams. Chivas USA proved a disappointment in terms of consistent attendance, but its derbies against Los Angeles added excitement and intensity to the calendar, even though the Galaxy won all five (four regular season and one U.S. Open Cup) meetings. Real Salt Lake finished second in the league in attendance.
The MetroStars fired head coach Bob Bradley late in the season and qualified for the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Chivas USA on the final day of the season. Their campaign was boosted by former French international Youri Djorkaeff, who proved one of the league's most successful international signings and took over as MetroStars captain.
In the playoffs, Western Conference No. 4 seed Los Angeles knocked off rival San Jose behind inspired play from former Earthquake Donovan. Colorado edged Dallas on penalty kicks after a classic overtime that saw each team score in overtime and Ruiz hit the post with a penalty kick. In the Eastern Conference, New England rallied from a 2-0 aggregate deficit with three goals in the game's final 25 minutes to beat the MetroStars in snowy Gillette Stadium. Defending champion D.C. United crashed out after a 4-0 home loss to the Chicago Fire.
In the conference finals, Donovan scored twice to lead the Galaxy past Colorado, and an early Clint Dempsey goal carried New England into the final. Fire players thought they had tied the game in stoppage time, but a linesman's controversial offside call (proven correct by video replay) denied them the equalizer.
For the second time in four years, Los Angeles beat New England 1-0 in overtime to win MLS Cup. Maligned Guatemalan forward Pando Ramirez, whose only goal on the season came on a penalty kick that hit the post and went in off Joe Cannon's back, scored the game's only goal before a sellout crowd at Pizza Hut Park.
|1||New England Revolution||59||32||17||7||8||55||37||+18|
|5||Kansas City Wizards||45||32||11||9||12||52||44||+8|
|1||San Jose Earthquakes||64||32||18||4||10||53||31||+22|
|4||Los Angeles Galaxy||45||32||13||13||6||44||45||-1|
|5||Real Salt Lake||20||32||5||22||5||30||65||-35|
|1||San Jose Earthquakes (W1)||64||32||18||4||10||53||31||+22|
|2||New England Revolution (E1)||59||32||17||7||8||55||37||+18|
|3||D.C. United (E2)||54||32||16||10||6||58||37||+21|
|4||Chicago Fire (E3)||49||32||15||13||4||49||50||-1|
|5||FC Dallas (W2)||48||32||13||10||9||52||44||+8|
|7||Colorado Rapids (W3)||45||32||13||13||6||40||37||+3|
|8||Los Angeles Galaxy||45||32||13||13||6||44||45||-1|
|9||Kansas City Wizards||45||32||11||9||12||52||44||+8|
|11||Real Salt Lake||20||32||5||22||5||30||65||-35|
|MLS Supporters' Shield, 2005 MLS Cup Playoffs|
|MLS Supporters' Shield runner up, 2005 MLS Cup Playoffs|
|2005 MLS Cup Playoffs|
|Conference Semifinals||Conference Finals||MLS Cup 2005|
|MetroStars||1-3||New England Revolution|
|Djorkaeff 59'||Report||Hednandez 31'
New England Revolution advance 3-2 on aggregate.
|Chicago Fire||4-0||D.C. United|
Chicago Fire advance 4-0 on aggregate.
|San Jose Earthquakes||1-3||Los Angeles Galaxy|
Los Angeles Galaxy advance 4-2 on aggregate.
|Colorado Rapids||2-2||FC Dallas|
Colorado Rapids advance 5-4 on penalties (2-2 on aggregate).
|Chicago Fire||0-1||New England Revolution|
|New England Revolution||0-1
|Los Angeles Galaxy|
|Most Valuable Player||Taylor Twellman||New England Revolution|
|Scoring Champion||Taylor Twellman (17) points||New England Revolution|
|Defender of the Year||Jimmy Conrad||Kansas City Wizards|
|Goalkeeper of the Year||Pat Onstad||San Jose Earthquakes|
|Rookie of the Year||Michael Parkhurst||New England Revolution|
|Coach of the Year||Dominic Kinnear||San Jose Earthquakes|
|Comeback Player of the Year||Chris Klein||Kansas City Wizards|
|Goal of the Year||Dwayne De Rosario||San Jose Earthquakes|
|Fair Play Award||Ronald Cerritos||San Jose Earthquakes|
|Humanitarian of the Year||Brian Kamler||Real Salt Lake|
|1||Taylor Twellman||New England Revolution||17|
|2||Jaime Moreno||D.C. United||16|
|3||Jeff Cunningham||Colorado Rapids||12|
|Landon Donovan||Los Angeles Galaxy||12|
|5||Christian Gomez||D.C. United||11|
|Herculez Gomez||Los Angeles Galaxy||11|
|Carlos Ruiz||FC Dallas||11|
|9||Clint Dempsey||New England Revolution||10|
|Josh Wolff||Kansas City Wizards||10|
|D.C. United||16-10-6||58||1.81 (1st)||27||1.16 (2nd)|
|New England Revolution||17-7-8||55||1.72 (2nd)||37||1.16 (2nd)|
|MetroStars||12-9-11||53||1.66 (3rd)||49||1.53 (9th)|
|San Jose Earthquakes||18-4-10||53||1.66 (4th)||31||0.97 (1st)|
|FC Dallas||13-10-9||52||1.63 (5th)||44||1.38 (5th)|
|Kansas City Wizards||11-9-12||52||1.63 (6th)||44||1.38 (5th)|
|Chicago Fire||15-13-4||49||1.53 (7th)||50||1.56 (10th)|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||13-13-6||44||1.38 (8th)||45||1.41 (7th)|
|Colorado Rapids||13-13-6||40||1.25 (9th)||37||1.16 (2nd)|
|Columbus Crew||11-16-5||34||1.06 (10th)||45||1.41 (7th)|
|CD Chivas USA||4-22-6||31||0.97 (11th)||67||2.09 (12th)|
|Real Salt Lake||5-22-5||30||0.94 (12th)||65||2.03 (11th)|
|Chicago Fire||Soldier Field||16||275,811||17,238|
|Colorado Rapids||INVESCO Field||16||218,206||13,638|
|Columbus Crew||Columbus Crew Stadium||16||206,654||12,916|
|Kansas City Wizards||Arrowhead Stadium||16||155,060||9,691|
|D.C. United||Robert F. Kennedy Stadium||16||266,617||16,664|
|New England Revolution||Gillette Stadium||16||200,397||12,525|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||Home Depot Center||16||387,256||24,204|
|San Jose Earthquakes||Spartan Stadium||16||208,594||13,037|
|FC Dallas||Pizza Hut Park||16||179,021||11,189|
|CD Chivas USA||Home Depot Center||16||273,284||17,080|
|Real Salt Lake||Rice-Eccles Stadium||16||288,586||18,037|