No one thinks of MLS when thinking of 9/11.
It was a major national catastrophe during the time frame of the MLS season.
"committee" should have ... have looked it up
Well, I did a web search, and found nothing.
I did find this retrospective. No mention of the Shield.
let's be honest here. The committee didn't decide anything. MLS made the call and used the committee as their mouthpiece.
Honest? You do not have a clue how the decision was made. Perhaps you could have communicated with Sandman (I did), or other board members.
Easier to make things up.