North American Supporters' Trophy

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Supporters Cup
Awarded for Regular season champion
Presented by North American Soccer League
First awarded 2011 (retroactively from 2013)
Last awarded 2014
Highlights
Most awards Carolina Railhawks (2)
Final winner Minnesota United
Website http://www.woosnamcup.com Edit this on Wikidata

The Supporters Cup was a proposed annual award intended to be given to the North American Soccer League team with the best regular season, as determined by the NASL points system on aggregate between the Spring and Fall championship seasons in year. Akin to the Supporters' Shield in Major League Soccer, the minor premiership of Australasian sports (called a "premiership" by the A-League), and the Presidents' Trophy of the NHL, the Supporters' Cup would have been awarded each year in order to recognize overall consistent performance through the calendar year. Prior year winners, dating back to the league's first season, were retroactively recognized on the award's website.[1]

The trophy was to be a collaboration between twenty-one supporters groups, representing supporters of eleven of the twelve then-current or announced NASL clubs.[2]

Originally, it was to be known as the Woosnam Cup deriving its name from Phil Woosnam, the long time Commissioner of the original North American Soccer League who died during the summer of 2013.[3] In 2014, the North American Supporter's Trophy or Nasty was rumored to be the trophy's new name, but that was never reflected on the trophy's website or social media.[4]

Records[edit]

Team # of Wins Win Years Runner-Up Runner-Up Years
Carolina RailHawks 2 2011, 2013
San Antonio Scorpions 1 2012 1 2014
Minnesota United FC 1 2014
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 2012, 2013
Puerto Rico Islanders 1 2011

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome". Supporters' Cup. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Supporters Groups". Supporters’ Cup. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "RAILHAWKS WIN SECOND WOOSNAM CUP | North American Soccer League". Nasl.com. November 5, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Price, Dan. "NASL To Launch A Nasty Trophy". Caught Offside. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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