2nd Best Team In MLS History

Discussion in 'MLS: Rumors' started by Fires Of Fulham, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    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):

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    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)

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    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.
     
  2. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    LA Galaxy.

    They are the only other team to have been CONCACAF champions.
     
  3. christopher d

    christopher d New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Weehawken, NJ
    Like, say, cumulative points, winning percentage?

    Before Apr. 2003, I'd say we were a shoe-in for 2nd, and would give DCU a run for 1st. Nowhere near as certain nowadays. :(
     
  4. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    You're too quick. You posted before I even got the poll up. Darn. :)

    If I had a list of cumulative points or overall team winning percentage readily available, I would have made that a criteria too. :(

    But yeah that and mostly what the other person said, that you're the only other team besides DC United that's won the CCC.
     
  5. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SJ without a doubt
     
  6. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    well back in 1997, I'd have to say the crew... yeah, it's hard to defend that team anymore.
     
  7. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    The did win the Supporter's Shield last year (...and then entirely fell apart...).

    They, um, have pretty uniforms or something. :)
     
  8. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    edit... totally misread the above post
     
  9. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Ha Ha, not funny.

    Although I can see where you would have somewhat of an argument since San Jose has won MLS Cup twice. However, they have also won the Relegation Boot twice being the worst team in the league in 97 and 2000.

    Which brings me back to LA, they have never been the worst team in the league, and they have been Western Conference champs 5 times.
     
  10. Siegen

    Siegen New Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    Boise, Idaho
    It is a close run between Chicago and LA. I would lean towards LA becuase they have never sucked and been around since the start.
     
  11. Bill Schmidt

    Bill Schmidt BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 3, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfortunately, DC United won it first, and also the "Inter-American" Cup against Vasco da Gama, in the U.S. At the time it was billed as the championship of the Americas.

    http://www.concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=3027
     
  12. annoying04

    annoying04 New Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    california
    And I quote again:
    Originally Posted by alliu23
    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    *catches breath*

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    (except it makes sense in this topic :rolleyes: )
     

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