Monday, November 9, 2020

The MLS trophy didn't show up, so they converted a Captain America shield instead


When the Philadelphia Union raised the Supporters’ Shield on Decision Day presented by AT&T, you may have noticed that something looked a little off about the trophy.

That’s because the actual shield didn’t arrive in time from Los Angeles (LAFC won in 2019, mind you), so the club had to get creative. Step in the tale of a Captain America shield, a 150-pound force magnet and Philadelphia’s web manager’s fiancee’s sister’s boyfriend.