Thefinally have use for a trophy case. After 18 years of futility, New York claimed the 2013 Supporters' Shield on the last day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over the , earning one of MLS' flagship clubs their first trophy.
New York went into Sunday's clash needing a win to clinch the best record in MLS and the Shield, but they have been on the verge of winning a trophy before only to come up short. They played for MLS Cup in 2008, only to be denied by the, and in 2003 they played in the Cup final, but the Fire beat them there. This time, though, they got the best of Chicago.