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July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

POLL: If you had to pick one, would you rather Seattle win the Supporters’ Shield or another U.S. Open Cup?

The MLS Supporters’ Shield (awarded to the team with the best regular-season record) and the U.S. Open Cup. Due a hot streak in all competitions, Sounders FC finds itself in contention for both this season.

Both are trophies. Both come with qualification into the CONCACAF Champions League — if, of course, current rules continue to apply in the 2012-13 competition.

The Supporters’ Shield puts a team into the CCL group stage and would also, in theory, create the easiest road to the MLS Cup. The U.S. Open Cup only qualifies a team for the CCL preliminary round, but a three-peat would be an unprecedented accomplishment in this era.

So let’s hear it?

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Which trophy would you rather see the Sounders win this year?

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