With DC United here in Chicago yesterday and talk on the All-American XI focusing on the need to hate the Galaxy, the question of who is the 2nd best team in MLS history began circulating through my mind so I thought I'd ask. I'm making this post under the assumption that, like it or not, DC United's resume makes them the best overall team in MLS history. Of course there's going to be lots of disagreement on that, but it's my post so I'll say it. To help out, here's a little list of hardware (all teams listed under present day name or name they folded with in some cases): --- US Open Cup Chicago Fire (1998, 2000, 2003) Columbus Crew (2002) DC United (1996) FC Dallas (1997) Kansas City Wizards (2004) Los Angeles Galaxy (2001) Supporter's Shield (or best regular season before the term was coined) Columbus Crew (2004) Chicago Fire (2003) DC United (1997, 1999) Kansas City Wizards (2000) Los Angeles Galaxy (1998, 2002) Miami Fusion (2001) Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996) MLS Cup Winner Chicago Fire (1998) DC United (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004) Kansas City Wizards (2000) Los Angeles Galaxy (2002) San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003) --- I'm going with the Fire, and not just for home team bias of course. Mostly because they're one of the few teams to appear in all three and have had some incredible players come through to boot. But I can see an argument made for the Los Angeles Galaxy too.