The most dominant professional team to ever reign in Cleveland is one often forgotten: the Cleveland Crunch, which advanced to league championships in seven of 10 seasons between 1990 and 2000, winning thrice.
Founded in 1989 as part of the Major Soccer League following the folding of the Cleveland Force in 1988, the Crunch kicked off their dominating 10-year run only after acquiring Zoran Karic. With forward Zoran Karic uniting with fellow forward and Cleveland standout Hector Marinaro, the elite scoring maestros served opponents with utter madness. The dynamic duo tore through the Major Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League, racking up goals and MVP accolades along with carrying Cleveland to championship glory in 1994, the first title in 30 years for any professional Cleveland team. The two went on to lead the Crunch to two more titles and secure dynasty status. Pay homage.