G: Will Hesmer Kevin Hartman, vintage Gato versus NY
D: Bobby Boswell Jimmy Conrad
D: Tyrone Marshall
D: Chris Klein
M: David Beckham
M: Steve Ralston
M: Danleigh Borman
M: Sacha Kljestan
M: Herculez Gomez
F: Atiba Harris
F: Edson Buddle
Coach: Fernando Clavijo. Former Galaxy star Herculez Gomez has desire and skill; Clavijo finally noticed, and the Rapids were the beneficiaries.
Top player: Sacha "Karate Kid" Kljestan, for his game-winner and subsequent assist and carrying the load in an historic come-from-behind win.
Edson Buddle - Can't deny the hat trick - and he could have had a fourth if not for a quality save from Sala.
Top goal: Edson Buddle's first goal. He muscled through the heart of FC Dallas' defense and buried the ball in the back of the net.
Top save: Pick your choice of Kevin Hartman saves. Mine is his reaction save off of a Juan Pablo Angel shot midway through the second half.Best game: Dallas/LA - It might not be sexy, but when a 4-1 lead doesn't feel safe, a Galaxy game certainly isn't boring.
James Riley. A momentary mental lapse forced Riley to forget that he does not play for New England any more, but only realized that until the ball hit the back of the net.
John Carver and Guillermo Barros Schellotto should strike a deal - GBS can roll around for as long as it takes to clear away TFC streamers on corners. GBS doesn't like streamers, Carver doesn't like theatrics, but both are apparently partial to their own drama.
Adrian Serioux. Down three goals, Serioux sees it fit to slide in on David Beckham from behind in a play that had red card written all over it. Fittingly, Serioux saw red.
Matias Mantilla trying to control the ball with his hand in his own box. MLS refs aren't so bad that they'll miss that.
DC United. Lack of heart, effort, desire, class... pretty much sums up United's night.