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Don't give a fuck about the shield. 


Why not? Shield winner is the best team in the league. Cup winners are the luckiest.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Why not? Shield winner is the best team in the league. Cup winners are the luckiest.

We won it twice, time to win the cup. 

 

ATL writer acknowledges the beatdown:
https://www.dirtysou...-bulls-fall-2-0

https://www.dirtysou...-match-reaction

He was talking some shit on twitter this morning.



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Why not? Shield winner is the best team in the league. Cup winners are the luckiest.


The MLS cup winner is the recognized best team in the league. Unless I missed something and supporters shield champs started getting a star above their team's crest.

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The MLS cup winner is the recognized best team in the league. Unless I missed something and supporters shield champs started getting a star above their team's crest.

Champion =/= best team.

MLS Cup is way, way more important than the Shield, of course.

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The MLS cup winner is the recognized best team in the league. Unless I missed something and supporters shield champs started getting a star above their team's crest.


Who gets a star in England for winning the FA Cup? In Germany for winning the Pokal? In Italy for winning the Coppa Italia? Etc.
MLS awards stars to the wrong teams.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Champion =/= best team.

Of course. Except in the USA.

MLS Cup is way, way more important than the Shield, of course.


Sarcasm? I hope!

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Of course. Except in the USA.

Sarcasm? I hope!

No, I think I disagree with both of you. :) I do think MLS Cup is the more important trophy, by far.

But also, the winner of MLS Cup isn't necessarily the best team, just the team that won it (this is more semantics than anything else).

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Ffs this again.

The shield can't determine the best team either because you don't play every team the equal amount of times. The schedule isn't balanced.

We live in America, playoffs decide the champion. It's how it goes here.

That all being said, I want to win BOTH,EVERY YEAR! And champions league and open cup and the club world cup! I want to win everything every year!

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MLS cup or bust BAYBAY!!!

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The shield should be the champion. No question. But...MLS so...its not.

Plus we already have 2. I want one of all the other trophies before our next shield.

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I think I disagree with both of you. :)

Well, on my behalf, F U! 😁

I do think MLS Cup is the more important trophy, by far.


You share that feeling with MLS, which created MLS Cup without any recognition of the regular-season winner. It took the SGs of various clubs a couple of years to scrape up the money and create the Supporters Shield. Which is why the SGs still possess it, and pass it on to the SG of the newly-crowned champion.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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I want one of all the other trophies before our next shield.


I am not going to live that long!
The next Shield champion will be decided in October,
MLS Cup on December 8. I want both.
We are in a great position to win both.
But, given our playoff history, we are closer to the Shield.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Who gets a star in England for winning the FA Cup? In Germany for winning the Pokal? In Italy for winning the Coppa Italia? Etc.
MLS awards stars to the wrong teams.


What England does is not relevant to this discussion.

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What England does is not relevant to this discussion.


Thanks for stopping by.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Thanks for stopping by.


My pleasure.




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