What are some of MLS's greatest moments?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by pc4th, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are some of MLS's greatest moments?

    Maybe surviving this long is a testament in itself.
    How about the opening of the Home Depot Center with Pele? Columbus Crew Stadium, the first ever SSS for MLS?
    How about the great MLS Cup of 1997? 2002?
    List what you think are some of MLS's greatest moments.
  2. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    WC 2002 Quarterfinals

    we don't get there without MLS
  3. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DC beating Vasco for the Cup was another big one for the league.
  4. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wynalda's goal (1st in MLS history) in the 88th to salvage something from an otherwise unwatchable inagural match. The fans went wild after the goal. That goal saved MLS a LOT of face.

    MLS Cup 96, pooring rain, big crowd, exciting game featuring Pope's game-winning header to cap the DC comeback from 0-2.
  5. gibby

    gibby New Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ohio, USA.
    Wow, lots of moments stick out for me...

    Wynalda scoring the league's first goal, and Lord, those uniforms.

    Celo's bicycle kick goal.

    The first match at Crew Stadium/HDC.

    Watching the supporters groups originate and develop all over the league.

    Rooney's sports bra antics at the All Star game, crazy kid.(had to stick some comedic relief in here somewhere)

    For all the stick he gets from everyone, I still have to put Ruiz's golden goal in the Cup final last year followed by his reaction/celebration.

    The 4th of July crowds.

    MLS Cup's unique ability to attract driving rainstorms...

    Which leads me to what I would rank as the #1 moment: Eddie Pope...driving rainstorm...belly slide. 'Nuff said.
  6. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless held in the LA area. :)
  7. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL.. As soon as I saw your name and then Windows Media Player come up I knew exactly what it would be and I was right. :D
  8. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Dwayne DeRosario's Golden Goal on 10/21/01 and the celebration that followed.

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  9. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    2000 Semi's. Series went to the golden goal OT. Mo Johntson sacrifices his face (literally) to get the ball to Molnar. Molnar burries it to send us to the Cup.

    Pope's Cup winner is by far the best moment though.

    Come to think of it, since its been mentioned on this thread, the Cup has ended in a Golden Goal two years in a row. Third time's a charm?
  10. The Creeper

    The Creeper New Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    Up in MA
    Does anyone have a video of Pope's goal?

    It was before my MLS days.....
  11. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    October 8th, 1998 :D
  12. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's ironic is that one of the biggest moments in league history might be action that didn't happen in MLS:
    This was some measure of real validation for what the league was doing. MLS players scored five of the seven USA goals and an MLS player earned honorable mention tournament honors.
  13. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game 3, Dallas-Chicago, 1999. Arguably the best MLS match ever played. And alot of fascinating side stories in that match.
  15. greenbill

    greenbill New Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    York, PA
    -MLS Cup 1997
    -Also, back in the '96 or '97 season when something like 20,000 fans showed up on a Friday night at RFK to see DC vs. Tampa. Oh yeah, and a hurricane was moving through at the time too.
  16. John Galt

    John Galt Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    The Man Formerly Known as Clint Mathis slaloming through 5 or 6 Dallas defenders for the Goal of the Year.
  17. cj herrera

    cj herrera New Member

    May 7, 1999
    Oakland, damn straig
    John Doyle's retirement.
  18. San Jose's attendance
  19. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I find this sad, but Albrights 'kick off' goal against Meola (and I say Meola because the rest of the Wizards had nothing to do with the play) was one of the more memorable moments in my mind.
  20. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    although i wasnt there, MLS Cup 97. that and WC2002
  21. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the firing - or was it the "early retirement" - of Dough Logan
  22. jameseyla

    jameseyla Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ive been watching since day 1 so here are my fav moments, in semi chornological order

    1. wynaldas first goal

    2. the week after that first game, where attendances were huge

    3. the first all star game at a sold out giants stadium (helped by brasil vs. the world)

    4. the 97 cup final in dc had probably the best atmosphere of any mls game to date

    5. the 96 cup :( if i wasnt a galaxy fan i'd say that lucky comeback was the best in MLS ever

    6.opening of crew stadium

    7. ruizs goal and celebration in mls cup 02

    8. Victoria Street (HDC to you non LA people) opening

    9. cup 03, mauricio cienfuegos scoring the golden goal winner, running out the tunnel never to return to the field again. (it'll happen)
  23. MLS Cup 96, MLS Cup 97, MLS Cup 2002

    And for me that DC-Tampa game in a hurricane where Marco scored in the 72nd minute in-front of 20k for the winner.

    Worst moment, MLS Cup 2000 where boring wizards beat somewhat less boring fire, though even that had a plus side if it was only in the ammount of chicago supporters there.
  24. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Real Salt Lake
    Lockhart Stadium

    Brian McBride's first goal, that one should have been the goal of the year in 96

    Digital Takawira

    Tab Ramos' goal in the 96 All-Star game with the assist comming from El Pibe

    The Chicago Fire fans at Soldier field durring the US Open Cup (was it 98?) the fans were insane

    Ray Hudson while doing commentary for Miami described the Fusion as follows, "Frankly, their attack has been about as dangerous as my Grandmother knitting a quilt."

    John Harkes

    The day the artificial turf died at Giants Stadium

    The atmosphere at MLS Cup 97

    But the greatest moment of all, DC United beats Vasco De Gama of Brazil for the 98 Interamerican Cup and becomes the champion of the Americas. And ESPN didn't even mention it.

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