MLS Redesigns MLS Cup Trophy

MLS Redesigns MLS Cup Trophy

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 29, 2008
  • 16 Comments
  • MLS Cup, New Trophy

Some news out of the league from office today. Major League Soccer revealed its newly redesigned MLS Cup trophy, named for soccer visionary Philip F. Anschutz. The sterling silver trophy, created by Tiffany & Co., was unveiled this morning in a ceremony at the jeweler’s New York flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The Philip F. Anschutz Trophy will be presented at this year’s MLS Cup on Sunday, November 23.

Honestly, I want to see the trophy in person and compare it to the old trophy which I always felt worked well for the league. I will let you all be the judge of it though about if the change is too much or just right.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two trophy’s, which the new one of the right and the old one on the left (the Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy)

Who can forget the very first MLS Cup trophy:

  • RJR

    The new trophy is attention-getting – it's the first thing that drew my eyes when I clicked on the page. But the old trophy was pretty good too – it just looked a little too generic, like something you would expect to see at a state-champion level. At the very least, we can all thank our lucky stars they got rid of that first one. What an eyesore!

  • kris

    Wait…. The champs get a cup if they win the MLS Cup?! Wow, what a concept!

  • RJR

    The new trophy is attention-getting – it’s the first thing that drew my eyes when I clicked on the page. But the old trophy was pretty good too – it just looked a little too generic, like something you would expect to see at a state-champion level. At the very least, we can all thank our lucky stars they got rid of that first one. What an eyesore!

  • kris

    Wait…. The champs get a cup if they win the MLS Cup?! Wow, what a concept!

  • Kaiser

    New one looks good. Last one looked like a cheap attempt to copy the Lombardi trophy in the NFL. At least now it looks like we are trying to copy the Champions League…a great trophy from a great tournament that is on the same sport.<br />
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    Good work MLS…for once! Gold star is a nice tough, too.

  • TheUltra

    The first one was the best trophy far and away, however the new one isn't bad. I'm not a big fan of the Handles but, otherwise it's pretty good.

  • Football News

    I like the first trophy.

  • Kaiser

    New one looks good. Last one looked like a cheap attempt to copy the Lombardi trophy in the NFL. At least now it looks like we are trying to copy the Champions League…a great trophy from a great tournament that is on the same sport.

    Good work MLS…for once! Gold star is a nice tough, too.

  • The first one was the best trophy far and away, however the new one isn’t bad. I’m not a big fan of the Handles but, otherwise it’s pretty good.

  • I like the first trophy.

  • henryo

    The last one also looked like the Larry O'Brien Trophy of NBA… (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_O%27Brien_Trophy)" target="_blank"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_O%27Brien_Trop…</a>" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_O%27Brien_Trop…</a></a> <br />
    The new one is great!

  • The last one also looked like the Larry O’Brien Trophy of NBA… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_O%27Brien_Trophy)

    The new one is great!

  • TJ

    Okay, glad to see that the Commissioner is so concentrated on designing and implementing a new trophy for MLS. Way to go! This is definitely going to help the league in all facets. Why doesn't the Commissioner just pull his head out of his ass and concentrate on the salary issues of most of the players who make below minimum wage as well as fix the officiating issues that plague this league night in and night out. The officiating this year has been utterly pathetic, outright disgusting to watch. Oh, but, the MLS cup does look nice!

  • TJ

    Okay, glad to see that the Commissioner is so concentrated on designing and implementing a new trophy for MLS. Way to go! This is definitely going to help the league in all facets. Why doesn’t the Commissioner just pull his head out of his ass and concentrate on the salary issues of most of the players who make below minimum wage as well as fix the officiating issues that plague this league night in and night out. The officiating this year has been utterly pathetic, outright disgusting to watch. Oh, but, the MLS cup does look nice!

  • Bonji

    Glad to see it is actually a cup now. I like it.

  • Glad to see it is actually a cup now. I like it.