The Aztecs perfectly captured a moment in time of American soccer. They brought in big players from Europe, spent too much money, had a celebrity owner and won one championship before they fizzled out.
They also happen to be one of the most influential professional soccer teams in the history of Los Angeles. The Aztecs featured such players as George Best and Johan Cruyff in their short existence. They were co-owned by Elton John and won their one and only NASL championship in 1974.