We are excited to announce that La Furia Roja 1881 has been accepted into the Independent Supporters Council. We see this as a significant step in our journey as a group and also in supporting Phoenix Rising’s MLS Expansion bid.
The ISC exists to promote supporters’ culture and advocate for fair treatment of supporters, both at home and on the road. The ISC’s goal is to:
- Advocate for the fair treatment of home and away supporters;
- Promote the expression of supporter culture throughout the United States and Canada;
- Allow supporters’ groups to share information and resources for the advancement of supporter culture; and
- Oppose racism and bias in all forms, whether from supporters or from team management.
In addition to this, the ISC are also the creators of Major League Soccer’s Supporters Shield. The Supporters’ Shield is an annual award given to the MLS side with the best regular season record. The Supporters’ Shield has been annually awarded at the MLS Supporters’ Summit since 1999, and is recognized as a major trophy by the league. Since 2006, the Supporters’ Shield winner has also earned a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League.