Awards - 2020 - Supporters' Shield - PHI

The Philadelphia Union are winners of the 2020 Supporters’ Shield, using a 2-0 win Sunday on Decision Day presented by AT&T against the New England Revolution to outlast Toronto FC and clinch their first major piece of silverware since entering MLS in 2010.


The Union reached 47 points and had a 14-4-5 record during the 23-game regular season, continuing their steady climb under head coach Jim Curtin and sporting director Ernst Tanner. They’ve also locked up first place in the Eastern Conference standings ahead of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.


While he’s missed their last two games with a hand fracture, Philadelphia have been led all year by Andre Blake, who’s a frontrunner for the Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year award. Other keys are the Homegrown duo of center back Mark McKenzie and midfielder Brenden Aaronson, with the latter set to join Red Bull Salzburg this winter via transfer. The list goes on, though midfielders Alejandro Bedoya and Jamiro Monteiro, as well as forwards Sergio Santos and Kacper Przybylko have also proven crucial.


The Shield, which used points per game to determine a winner, returns to the East after landing with LAFC in 2019. Here’s a rundown of the all-time Shield leaders, as sorted in reverse chronological order, with the LA Galaxy and D.C. United both home to a league-leading four Shields:


Supporters' Shield winners

Year
Team
Points (points per game)
2020
Philadelphia Union
47 (2.04)
2019
LAFC
72 (2.12)
2018
New York Red Bulls
71 (2.09)
2017
Toronto FC
69 (2.02)
2016
FC Dallas
60 (1.76)
2015
New York Red bulls
60 (1.76)
2014
Seattle Sounders
64 (1.88)
2013
New York Red bulls
59 (1.74)
2012
San Jose Earthquakes
66 (1.94)
2011
LA Galaxy
67 (1.97)
2010
LA Galaxy
59 (1.97)
2009
Columbus Crew SC
49 (1.63)
2008
Columbus Crew SC
57 (1.90)
2007
D.C. United
55 (1.83)
2006
D.C. United
55 (1.72)
2005
San Jose Earthquakes
64 (2.00)
2004
Columbus Crew SC
49 (1.63)
2003
Chicago Fire FC
53 (1.77)
2002
LA Galaxy
51 (1.82)
2001
Miami Fusion
53 (2.04)
2000
Sporting Kansas City
57 (1.78)
1999
D.C. United
57 (1.78)
1998
LA Galaxy
68 (2.12)
1997
D.C. United
55 (1.72)
1996
Tampa Bay Mutiny
58 (1.81)

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