So it was a cool idea, but apparently the Supporter's Shield is now firmly under the control of the MLS Corporate Asshats. Used to be, you know, a supporter's thing. Kind of unique, the sort of thing soccer does better than other sports. So right after the issue was decided this year, Sam Pierron posted to the Crew Forum: Yet, very puzzlingly, Sam refused to respond to fidlerre's many efforts to contact him by email or PM, (kind of rude at the very least, even if he is embarassed to have sold out). We still have not heard from dear old Sam. Perhaps he died. And now we get word from some MLS stooge calling himself "galaxycrazy" (which seems kind of odd): So it appears MLS was not comfortable having something around that they didn't control and they've taken it over. Funny that Andy Mead hasn't talked much about this. Perhaps there's some explanation I'm not thinking of here, but I find Pierron's refusal to communicate on this issue somewhat puzzling. It also brings up the question of who exactly are the corporate stooges planning on giving the thing TO exactly, since no Crew fan that I am aware of has heard anything at all about it. A very strange set of circumstances. Maybe the guys who used to handle it got coopted for an invite to a free buffet and a couple tickets to the ball. Amazing the power the cool kids table has. Still, it's disappointing that it's nnow being handled by the sports marketing heeks at MLS instead of by fans themselves. And even more disppointing that they haven't bothered to mention it.