Toronto FC supporters hoist Supporters' Shield - October 15, 2017

They've already set an MLS record for most points in a single regular season. One more favorable home result in MLS Cup 2017 (Saturday at 4 pm ET on ESPN, UniMas in USA; TSN and TVAS in Canada) and Toronto FC will grab an even bigger spot in the league's history books as MLS's first domestic treble winners.


No MLS team has ever won MLS Cup, the US Open Cup or Canadian Championship and Supporters’ Shield in the same season.


TFC have a real shot to win all three trophies this year, with the club already holding the Canadian Championship and Supporters' Shield titles. They next host the Seattle Sounders in a repeat of the 2016 final, where they were defeated in a penalty-kick shootout at home.


While no team has ever brought home three domestic trophies in a single season, there have been quite a few that have come close.


D.C. United came agonizingly short in 1997, when they won MLS Cup and the Supporters’ Shield but lost the Open Cup final in penalties to Dallas.


The Chicago Fire and Kansas City Wizards both had a shot in 2000, the LA Galaxy nearly pulled it off in 2002 and the Fire came up just short again in 2003, when they won the Shield and Open Cup but lost to San Jose in MLS Cup. 


The Seattle Sounders won the US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield in 2014 before falling in the Western Conference Championships to eventual MLS Cup winners LA, and FC Dallas also pulled an Open Cup/Shield double in 2016 but were bounced in the Western Conference semis by Seattle, who went on to win their first MLS Cup at TFC's expense.


Check out the table below for a full rundown of the MLS teams who came closest to winning a treble:  

Year
Team
MLS Cup
Supporters' Shield
US Open Cup
1997
DC
Won
Won
Lost final to DAL 0-0 (5-3)
1999
DC
Won
Won
Lost to Charleston Battery in first match
2000
KC
Won
Won
Lost to Chicago Sockers in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.8px;">first match</span>
2000
CHI
Lost to KC 1-0
Tied KC on points, lost shield on tiebreaker
Won
2002
LA
Won
Won
Lost final to CLB 1-0
2003
CHI
Lost to SJ 4-2
<p>Won</p>
Won
2004
KC
Lost final to DC 3-2
Tied CLB on points, lost Shield on goals for tiebreaker
Won
2011
LA
Won
Won
Lost quarterfinal to SEA 3-1
2014
SEA
Lost West Championships to LA on away goals
Won
Won
2016
DAL
Lost West Semifinals to Seattle
Won
Won

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