The MLS Supporters’ Shield is getting a new look.

In a release by the group that is responsible for the trophy each season, The Supporters’ Shield Foundation in partnership with the Independent Supporters Council (ISC), has announced the creation of a new Supporters’ Shield trophy and the formation of the Supporters Shield Foundation.

This new Supporters’ Shield replaces the previous trophy at the start of the 2013 MLS season. Supporter groups across Major League Soccer via the ISC have worked together to fund, design and deliver this stunning new shield. The new shield is built on the passions of todays MLS supporters, and encapsulating the history and work of the early MLS supporters. The Supporters’ Shield represents the growth and accomplishments of all MLS supporters since the awards start in 1999.

I love the new look. I think it will make fans very pleased and it will give the players a little something extra to go for each season. I mean, the trophy looks like a damn shield now.

More information can be found at supportersshield.org and independentsupporterscouncil.com.