ZipSix and I have discussed this at length, so I started putting it together in long form. Interested to hear the thoughts of other Nordeckians and Crew fans to see how my perception of the groups compare. Timbers Army (POR) - no words do it justice. best 'in-stadium' supporters by a good margin. Brougham End (SEA) - consistently 'Very Good', just a notch below TA b/c they don't span more than one and a half to three sections of seats. Travels EVERYWHERE. Barra Brava/Screaming Eagles/District Ultras/La Norte (DCU) - they've done it longer than anyone, and continue to roll out new ideas. Kings of Tifo along with SEA. ESC/Viking Army (NYR) - passion. intensity. volume. Sons of Ben (PHL) - created a team, and have stuck it out through some mediocre times. strong attendance numbers throughout long MLS season. Section 8 (CHI) - lacks creativity, but like DCU, strength is tenure. pretty good road support throughout Eastern Conf. Riot Squad/Angel City Brigade/Galaxians (LAG) - continues to grow. bonus points for sustaining two separate groups in each end of the stadium. uniformity in the stands is high with all-white colors. 1906 Ultras/Casbah (SJE) - what it lacks in numbers, makes up for in volume level. hardcore image, high passion, good connection to team aided by intimate stadium. Cauldron (SKC) - somewhat overrated, aided by beautiful stadium. solid tifo, but really how big (number of supporters) is this group? section isn't that large. Nordecke (CLB) - grass roots group. has changed culture of soccer in Columbus. needs to evolve to catch up to other more progressive 'post-Seattle" MLS supporters sections. Texian Army/El Batallon (HOU) - tifo and numbers not as strong since moving to BBVA Compass Stadium. Ultras Montreal (MTL) - small group, but brings authentic Ligue 1 style colorfulness to MLS. Red Patch Boys/Tribal Rhythm Nation/U-Sector (TFC) - slowly declining in numbers and sound each season...but, who can blame them? Southsiders (VAN) - Big numbers, but little in terms of coordination and singing. Only travels to SEA and POR. Midnight Riders (NER) - Deteriorating group as a result of the club's direction. Strong corps group of leadership, but just difficult to do much at Gillette. El Matador/The Inferno (FCD) - sporadic attendance numbers and really very corporate/by-the-book in terms of creativity. La Barra Real (RSL) - somewhat misleading low ranking, but overall Rio Tinto Stadium support/atmosphere makes up for it. Strong effort by majority of RSL fans, but not much in terms of organized supporters group. Bulldog Supporters Club (COL) - still in it's infancy, and thus still learning how to provide real quality support of an MLS side. Black Army (CHV) - tons of scattered empty seats throughout the section at every game. they do have that cool little light-up skull head and a big ass flag, though.