David Beckham made his first start for the Galaxy at the Meadowlands in front of an overwhelmingly "casual soccer fan" crowd of 66,237. The Red Bulls had previously been averaging 11,573 fans that season.
New York triumphed 5-4 in a thrilling match. Jozy Altidore (17 years old at the time) and Juan Pablo Angel both had braces and Clint Mathis added a goal.
Here are the highlights.