Top 50 MLS Cup Moments Complete List

Rank Year Moment
1 1996 I Am Legend: Eddie Pope's historic moment caps epic inaugural season
2 2002 King Fish: "El Pescadito" brings an end to LA's MLS Cup drought in 2002
3 2006 Rapid Response: Twellman, Ching author the greatest 72 seconds in Cup history
4 2001 Super Sub: The best bench player in MLS didn't disappoint in 2001
5 2010 The Ultimate Sacrifice: Kandji pays the price as Rapids win their first MLS title
6 2006 Kung Fu "Pando": The mid-air kick that came from nowhere for the Galaxy
7 2000 The Great Wall: Tony Meola puts final touch on the best ever season by an MLS GK
8 2009 The Great Western Shootout: There was never a wilder MLS Cup PK shootout than in '09
9 2003 Turning Point: A single Pat Onstad save changed the course of MLS Cup 2003
10 2007 Mr. Clutch: De Rosario leaves his mark on another MLS Cup title match
11 1999 Turf Toe: Hartman's gaffe may have defined MLS Cup 1999 but it didn't define his career
12 2006 Date with Destiny: Jay Heaps never expected to be taking the decisive PK in 2006
13 2008 Homecoming King: SoCal native Hejduk ices the cake in Crew's '08 win at HDC
14 2000 A Different Breed: KC's Molnar left his mark on MLS Cup '00 both during and after the final
15 2001 Donovan Becomes "Landon": The stunning '01 strike that foretold of LD's future greatness
16 2010 Slim Pickens: Colorado's GK comes up huge in his moment of truth in MLS Cup 2010
17 2004 Bull Rush: D.C. United blitz Kansas City at record pace in MLS Cup 2004
18 1996 Blame it on the Rain: How a historic Nor'easter nearly wrecked the inaugural title match
19 2003 Heart and Soul: Quakes' emotional leader Agoos wins record fifth MLS Cup title
20 2001 Honoring the Heroes: FDNY and NYPD perform coin toss, saluted on emotional day
21 2009 Moved to Tears: There was no consoling tearful Morales after injury in '09
22 1997 Masterpiece Theater: The Adrián Paz work of art that made for a nail-biting finish in '97
23 2002 A Glimmer of Hope: Brown can barely remember prolonging inevitable vs. Ruiz & LA
24 2008 Heart of a Champ: Titles meant everything to Schelotto and 2008 was no different
25 1997 Blonde Bombshell: The day RFK erupted for the bleach-blonde striker ... again
26 2002 Nearly a Hero: The forgotten New England player who came close to beating LA in 2002
27 1998 When It Rains, It Pours: Adversity mounts for D.C. and Lassiter makes his frustration public
28 1997 Biker Boss: World Cup or MLS Cup, Balboa didn't shy away from this '97 bike
29 2004 Bomb Drop: Burciaga's left foot shocks D.C. in 2004 but not his KC teammates
30 2002 Occupy Gillette: The 2002 movement that led to the largest MLS Cup crowd ever
31 1998 El Diablo Sees Red: D.C. still feel there was a PK foul on Etcheverry in 1998
32 2004 Hand of Eski: Was Eskandarian's a deliberate hand ball at MLS Cup 2004?
33 2007 Saving Grace: Pat Onstad becomes Revs nightmare with save he barely remembers
34 2005 Dreadlock Extension: The rookie's dreadlock that kept the LA Galaxy alive in 2005
35 1998 Passive Interference?: Should this MLS Cup goal have stood 13 years ago?
36 2005 The Clothesline: Franchino lays down the law against Cobi Jones
37 2001 End Of The Road: MLS Cup 2001 closed the curtains on one legend's MLS career
38 2010 One Sick Goal: David Ferreira battled more than the cold to score a stunner in Toronto
39 2007 Change of Plans: The tactical shift that gave the Houston Dynamo their second MLS Cup
40 1998 Call Him The Eraser: Chicago owe '98 triumph to this man's exorcism of "El Diablo"
41 1998 Weathering the Storm: Gunning for three in a row, D.C. United ran into Zach Thornton
42 1997 Closet Striker: Forward instincts never failed Tony Sanneh in MLS Cup
43 2000 On The Doorstep: The golden opportunity that haunts Chicago 11 years later
44 2003 Out Of The Blue: The player and pass that came out of nowhere at MLS Cup '03
45 1996 Splash Time: First goal in MLS Cup history is more noteworthy for the celebration
46 2009 Out of Hand: Another Galaxy injury in MLS Cup boosts RSL in 2009
47 2006 Orange Crush: The supporter invasion of Pizza Hut Park that helped win MLS Cup
48 2002 Risky Business: The late tackle that kept New England's cup dreams alive
49 1999 Broken Dreams: Dramatic injury to captain Robin Fraser ruins LA's chances in 1999
50 2003 The Danish Gangster: Ronnie Ekelund follows through on a promise to 12-year-old fan.