The 2014 NASL season will be the first full campaign for the Cosmos since the reboot, and it will feature some new hardware for the league's ten teams to chase. The Supporters' Cup will be awarded to the team with the highest points total over the combined spring and fall seasons, a format similar to the single-table structure used in most of Europe's elite leagues. It's also similar to the Supporters' Shield used in MLS, which is awarded to the club with the highest regular season points total.
The trophy is a fan-led initiative to recognize the league's best team over the course of the 27-game schedule. The official name and design of the trophy are still under consideration, and ideas from fans of every NASL club are encouraged. If you're on twitter, you can follow @SupportersCup, and give them any thoughts which you might have.
One naming idea currently under consideration for the trophy is the Woosnam Cup, named after long-time NASL commissioner Phil Woosnam. Woosnam was the commissioner of the NASL from 1969-1983, and managed the USMNT in 1968. He passed away last July, just two weeks before the second coming of the Cosmos hosted their first game.
While 2014 will be the first year that the Supporters' Cup officially exists, the clubs who finished each of the three previous seasons with the highest points total will be awarded a trophy to mark their achievement. Those winners include the Carolina RailHawks in both 2011 and 2013, as well as the San Antonio Scorpions in 2012.