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Major League Soccer (MLS) has witnessed some remarkable matches throughout its history, with moments of astonishing dominance by certain teams.
Here are the five biggest wins in MLS history.
Kansas City Wizards 0-7 Chicago Fire (2001)
In a sensational away victory, Chicago Fire secured their biggest win in franchise history by demolishing Kansas City Wizards 7-0 during the 2001 MLS season. Jamar Beasley opened the scoring just one minute into the game, setting the tone for the Fire’s dominant display. Sergi Daniv and Eric Wynalda added to the tally, leading the team 3-0 ahead at halftime. In the second half, Piotr Nowak and legendary forward Hristo Stoichkov each netted a brace to seal the incredible 7-0 victory for Chicago Fire.
New York City FC 0-7 New York Red Bulls (2016)
The Hudson River Derby between New York City FC and New York Red Bulls produced a historic moment in the 2016 MLS season. Playing as visitors at Yankee Stadium, the Red Bulls showcased their prowess and emerged victorious with a remarkable 7-0 win. Dax McCarty and Bradley Wright-Phillips both scored braces, while Alex Muyl, Gonzalo Verón, and Gideon Baah also found the net to complete the unprecedented triumph over their city rivals.
Atlanta United 7-0 New England Revolution (2017)
Atlanta United’s arrival in MLS brought excitement and enthusiasm among fans, and in 2017, they created history with their biggest win in a match against the New England Revolution. At the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Josef Martínez stole the show with a stunning hat-trick, two of which came from penalties. Anton Walkes, Kevin Kratz, Yamil Asad, and Héctor Villalba also scored one goal each to secure a resounding 7-0 victory for the Five Stripes.
Philadelphia Union 7-0 DC United (2022)
A memorable day for Philadelphia Union came during the 2022 MLS season when they faced DC United. The Union demonstrated their attacking prowess and took full advantage of their home ground at the Subaru Park. Julian Carranza scored a hat-trick while Alejandro Bedoya and Mikael Uhre both registered braces.
The victory was Philadelphia’s best attacking display in a season that saw them win top the Eastern Conference table.
Dallas Burn 1-8 Los Angeles Galaxy (1998)
The biggest win in MLS history came in 1998 when Los Angeles Galaxy crushed Dallas Burns 8-1 at the Cotton Bowl stadium. Despite the home side’s efforts to stay in the game with a goal from Damián Álvarez, the Galaxy showcased an incredible attacking performance. Harut Karapetyan’s hat-trick, coupled with Ezra Hendrickson’s brace and Clint Mathis’s goal, propelled Los Angeles Galaxy to a historic victory.