MLS Cup championship rings: a visual history

In the run up to the MLS Cup this past Saturday, we took a look at the history of match balls used and jerseys worn over the history of the championship final. Now, of course, we know this year's champions -- Toronto FC. 

With their championship parade through Toronto's downtown just concluded, one of the next celebratory steps is players and staffs collecting their rings. While we don't know their design just yet, here's a look at every year's championship ring so far since 1996.