Cursed? How the previous Supporters’ Shield winners have fared at MLS Cup

LAFC moved another step closer to achieving their dream of completing a Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup double with a 3-0 win over Austin FC in Sunday’s Western Conference Final.

Incredibly, it’s the first time the top overall team has gone all the way to MLS Cup since Toronto FC did so in 2017, and just the ninth time in MLS history.

With that in mind, the Black and Gold will have extra motivation to prove that winning the Shield is not a curse after all. But what sort of record does the top overall team hold when they reach MLS Cup?

The Supporters’ Shield technically didn’t come into…


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