The Galaxy took out the Supportersâ Shield with the second-best ever points total in league history on their way to the MLS Cup triumph over Houston Dynamo on Sunday and they will certainly be compared with those before them that have achieved similar things.
But head coach Bruce Arena says it is far too hard to compare the Galaxy class of â11 to those before them.
âI'd like to be able to say that (this team is the best), but I don't know how you do that. I just donât,â Arena said.
âI mean, this is a good team, and we've accomplished a lot this year. To have the regular season we had, and then throw in the CONCACAF Champions League and then to win the MLS Cup, it's a hell of an accomplishment.
âI really think if I say this team belongs there, you minimize accomplishments of others,â Arena added.
âThere have been some very good teams in this league. I just think we're another one of those.â
Whilst defender Todd Dunivant, although extremely happy with this yearâs Galaxy squad, feels it impossible to make a straight comparison.
âThatâs one that could definitely be argued,â Dunivant said. âI donât know how you compare us to teams from the mid-90s, but this ranks right up there.â