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FEATURE: 5 reasons why the 2003 MLS Cup was a classic

Every day at 5 p.m. PT, full-match replays of MLS Classics will be released in their entirety on YouTube, Facebook,, and the official MLS app (check out the full schedule). Ahead of tonight’s replay of the 2003 MLS Cup Final between San Jose and Chicago, let’s take a look at five reasons why that match will always be a classic.

  1. The second MLS Cup championship in three years for San Jose cemented the Quakes into league history. Even now, only four MLS clubs have ever accomplished the feat: D.C. United (1996, 1997, 1999); the San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003); the Houston Dynamo (2006, 2007); and the LA Galaxy (2011, 2012, 2014).