As the post season gets closer and I begin to put up notes at work to try and find someone to work for me on Oct 20 (few people in Utah want to work on a Sunday and break the Sabath) I begin to prepare for what hopefully will be an exciting MLS Cup final. The only thing that bothers me, (other than I see the Patriots have a home game against Green Bay on the 13th and Lord knows the grass in New England won't grow that much in one week. I'll bet anything the pitch is going to be torn up and with some football lines still visible) is that the new MLS Cup trophy we have had for the past two years looks dumb. It is bright and silverish which is ok but the soccer ball is on top of something resembling a wave or some volcanic erruption. I like the old one better. It had been improved in 98 and 99, it was a much more brilliant color than in 96 and 97. The first two years the ball had a darker tone to it, it almost looked like one of those old basketballs you see in the old photos. You know, like in the movie Hoosiers or something like Chuck Taylor would be playing with will testing out his new canvas Converse sneakers. But in 98 and 99 it was buffed to a brillant shine and it looked golden, I really liked it. This new one I think is gastly. If the new one has to stay though, so be it, but I say bring back the old trophy and give it to the winner of the Supporters Shield which to me I think is a greater victory anyway.