What MLS team is Cursed

Discussion in 'MLS: Rumors' started by stevewhit0, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. stevewhit0

    stevewhit0 New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Champaign, IL
    Since the Sox won the series I'm interested in finding out what people think on the question of. What MLS team is cursed? Will they ever win a MLS Cup title
  2. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ReAL Salt Lake. What have they ever won?
  3. stevewhit0

    stevewhit0 New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Champaign, IL
    I knew if i put them in the poll everyone would vote for them or chivas
  4. metros11

    metros11 Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Highlands of NJ
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The way things are looking for the past 9 years I voted for my club, the Metrostars. But I surely hope that we can pass on the curse to CD Chivas next year.
  5. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MertoStars are the Cubs.

    Columbus is the Red Sox

    DC are the Yankees

    Dallas are the Brewers.

    Seriously there is no MLS team that is cursed..its only been 9 years and curses take like 30+ years to develop. If you believe in the curse that is.
  6. ftruscot

    ftruscot Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    Franklin, MA
    Five of the teams should be eliminated from the start, as they have already won an MLS Cup:

    DC (3)
    SJ (2)

    If we want to consider the Open Cup and Supporters' Shield as well the list of title winners is as follows:

    6 - DC - (3,2,1)
    5 - CHI - (1,1,3)
    4 - LA - (1,2,1)
    3 - KC - (1,1,1)
    2 - SJ - (2,0,0)
    2 - CLB - (0,1,1)
    1 - DAL - (0,0,1)
    1 - TB - (0,1,0)
    1 - MIA - (0,1,0)
    0 - COL - (0,0,0)
    0 - MET - (0,0,0)
    0 - NE - (0,0,0)

    Of the three teams never to have won anything (COL, MET, NE), each have appeared in at least one final (MLS or OC).

    I think if you're looking for a cursed team, you are looking for a team that does well in general, but cannot get over the hump and win anything. Both NE and MET have had some awful teams, and COL always seems mediocre, so I don't think any team in MLS yet qualifies as being cursed. Just not enough history available.
  7. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004

    all the foreign players, all the playoffs sat home

    is there really another contender?
  8. cosmojado

    cosmojado Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    in sin
    LA is cursed

    first LA was the LA Bills with all losses in the Finals
    then they won and that sent the Bills-esque curse away. by the way I was calling my team the bills up until ruiz's goal.

    Now they just seem to suck. Win it all and then stink it up. Last year was horrible, and this year isn't any better. How can we not be cursed? We wound up with Tampa's GM as our own.
  9. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Real Salt Lake
    I'd have to disagree. The Metrostars lost their home opener in 96 against New England thanks to an own goal in the 90th minute by Nicola Caricola.

    "The Curse of Caricola" lives and the Metros have stunk ever since.
  10. Blue Barracuda

    Blue Barracuda New Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    This maybe a silly analogy to make, but I'm going to go off baseball terms and into football terms. I think in a way the Rapids are somewhat cursed in the same way the Jets and Chiefs have put together their respective Super Bowl droughts [NYJ-SB III (1968), KC-SB IV (1969)]. Neither have been back to the Super Bowl since, and I think the Rapids, who haven't been to MLS Cup since 1997 is taking a similar route down that road. :eek:
  11. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    MLS is only in its 9th season so there can't be any curses. Plus the curse has to evolve from something. Say for example the Fire never make the playoffs again for letting Zach Thornton go. Bad example considering he signed back with them at the end of the seson and never played, but I couldn't think of anything else.
  12. the cup

    the cup Member

    Jul 10, 2002
    Real Salt Lake
    "The Curse of Caricola" is real. They have stunk from the beginning. They haven't won any championships. Perhaps a new stadium will help since it was at the Meadowlands where the own goal happened.
  13. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003
    Then the only way the curse is lifted is if the Meadowlands is demolished.
  14. flowergirl

    flowergirl Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    panama city, FL
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the Crew have taken the cursed thing to a new level tonight.
  15. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Billings, Mont.
    Except it wasn't against DC United.

    Columbus reached the East final 3 straight years (97-99) only to lose to DCU in all 3 of those years.

    Plus they have a league semifinal loss to New England (2001) when the league eliminated conference segregation (is that the proper term? :D ) in the playoffs.

    So in 9 seasons (7 of them involving playoff appearances), the Crew have been one step away from the MLS Cup final 4 times and failed each time.

    Curse? Maybe. Tonight I'll just curse Greg Andrulis.
  16. wonderman

    wonderman New Member

    May 13, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    you forgot champions cup which DC and LA have both won.

    total trophies

  17. Allamerican74

    Allamerican74 New Member

    Jun 5, 2004

    Completely agree with this. It's WAY too early to talk about curses in a league only 9 years old.

    As for the Fire might be better to say Boca and Beas instead of Thornton.
  18. dice50

    dice50 New Member

    Oct 4, 2000
    Norman, Oklahoma
    1. Metro ( The own goal curse is real)
    2. Crew
  19. United_Caps_Fan

    United_Caps_Fan New Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    Alexandria,VA 134/35
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    9 seasons isnt really enough to be a true curse... but the metros sure do have the best head start.
  20. lemons

    lemons Member

    United States
    Nov 20, 2004
    Atlanta United FC
    Metros. Easy choice.
  21. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IF MLS had/has a curse clearly the two FLA teams were its 1st victim

    Galaxy ahve also won a GOLD cup, another CONCACAF event
  22. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If there is a curse in the league, it goes to the Metrostars.

    Also, I'd love to see the winning percentage of the teams Andy Williams played for.
  23. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's got to be the Metrostars. But could happen to a much more deserving team? ;)
  24. soc4_sof17

    soc4_sof17 New Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    haha metrostars no doubt...9 seasons is a long time...in the south we call that a curse :D
  25. i_heart_landon

    i_heart_landon New Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    Columbus-for now
    In Cleveland, we called that normal. ;)

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