MLS: Why the Supporters’ Shield Is the True League Championship

I have been a beat writer for the Los Angeles Galaxy for the past couple of years. In both of the seasons I have covered Bruce Arena's club, they've won the Supporters' Shield.

The Shield—or, as I enjoy jocularly calling it, the "Pontiac on a Pedestal"—is given to the team that has the best regular season record. In most countries around the world, this would, in fact, be the league championship trophy.

To me, I believe this is the trophy.

Let's face it: this trophy is given to the team with the best regular season record. The team that has gone through 34 (soon to be 36) rounds of football to finish at the top of both the Eastern and Western Conferences.

This isn't an easy trophy to obtain, ladies and gentlemen on the View from Victoria Street and Bleacher Report. In a perfect world, Los Angeles would have four stars above their crest, not the two that they currently sport—both earned from winning the Americans' clos...

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